05 Aug '11, 4am

Tiger Airways Australia hits new safety snag

SYDNEY: Grounded low-cost carrier Tiger Airways Australia hit fresh problems Friday, with aviation regulators knocking back a redrafted safety manual in a move that will see its flight ban extended. The Australian arm of Singapore's Tiger Airways has been grounded since July 2 over "serious and imminent" safety risks related to pilot training, fatigue management and other issues. Negotiations for the ban to be lifted were in their final stages this week but the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) said "some of the documentation that they have provided is not complete and accurate and up to date." "We've asked them to revise that, which they are doing, and obviously we can't move forward with the matter until we get that back from them and reassess it," CASA spokesman Peter Gibson told AFP. "That obviously has delayed things a bit." Gibson said it was unclear how long th...

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