SA Airlink: 'to retrench after probe'

2010-01-09 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Airline SA Airlink won’t retrench any of its pilots until the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) investigation of its grounded Jetstream J41 fleet has been completed, but will probably let some of them go later to cut costs.

This is according to Solidarity spokeswoman Ilze Nieuwoudt yesterday, after the trade union said on Thursday retrenchments could affect more than 60% of the grounded fleet’s 80 pilots.

The CAA grounded the fleet in December pending the outcome of an inspection programme, after a series of accidents during 2009.

The CAA lifted the suspension of the first aircraft yesterday morning.

SA Airlink remained mum yesterday on the retrenchment issue.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.