21 Apr '11, 6am

Australia issues warning to Tiger Airways

SYDNEY: Australia's air safety regulator has issued a warning to Tiger Airways Australia, the budget carrier said Thursday, with reports linking it to flight training and maintenance concerns. Tiger Airways had served it a "show cause" notice last month threatening to vary, suspend or cancel its licence, said the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Reportedly related to training and monitoring of pilots and maintenance, it is the first such notice to be issued to a major Australian airline since 2001, when CASA threatened to ground the now-defunct Ansett Airways over jet safety. A Tiger Airways spokeswoman stressed that there were no serious safety concerns but declined to comment on the details. "CASA asked Tiger to clarify certain matters, which Tiger has responded to promptly and in full," the spokeswoman said. "Basically what they've done is they've asked for a few...

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