04 Jul '11, 1am

Senior Tiger Airways execs to hold crisis talks with Australian aviation regulators after grounding of fleet

Senior Tiger Airways execs to hold crisis talks with Australian aviation regulators after grounding of fleet

A Tiger Airways plane sits on the tarmac at Melbourne Airport on July 2, 2011 after aviation regulators grounded the budget carrier because it posed a 'serious and imminent risk to air safety'. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY - SENIOR Tiger Airways executives were due to hold crisis talks with aviation regulators in Australia on Monday as the budget carrier attempts to allay safety fears and resume business. Tiger Airways Australia, a subsidiary of Singapore's Tiger Airways, was grounded for five working days on Saturday by Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) for posing a 'serious and imminent risk to air safety'. It is the first grounding of an entire fleet in Australian aviation history and group president and chief executive Tony Davis has been given the responsibility of getting planes back up in the air. In a statement to the Singapore Stock Exchange, Tiger said M...

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