21 Apr '11, 12pm

Tiger Airways resumes Australia flights after CASA warning

SINGAPORE: Tiger Airways will continue to operate flights Down Under normally, the mainboard-listed low cost carrier said after its wholly-owned Australian unit responded to a warning by Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). In a filing with the Singapore Exchange, Tiger said its operations were in accordance with Australian regulations and with the regulator's approval. On March 23, Tiger's Australian unit was issued a "show cause" notice by CASA, becoming the first airline to be slapped with such a warning since 2001. According to Australian media reports, the regulator had wanted answers on allegedly slipping pilot standards and short cuts on maintenance and other operations. CASA had also reportedly threatened to ground Tiger over those issues. But details in the "show cause" notice were not made public, by either Tiger or CASA. Mr John Rachmat, regional ...

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