Tiger Airways to return to the skies following safety improvements

Tiger Airways to return to the skies following safety improvements

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has cleared the way for Tiger Airways to return to the skies following a six week grounding.

Tiger has agreed to a raft of new safety measures, including an improved training regime for pilots.

“Tiger can resume operations at a date and time of their choosing,” CASA’s director of aviation safety John McCormick said.

After a period of intense scrutiny Tiger has demonstrated it can comply with the new conditions on its air operator’s certificate, McCormick added.

Changes to pilot rostering and fatigue management, the revision of operational manuals and amendments to the airline’s safety management system have all be required by CASA.

CASA grounded the airline from July 2nd after flights twice approached airports in Melbourne too low.

In both cases the aircraft landed safely and no-one was injured.