Sipho Mabena
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17 Feb 2021
6:31 am

Air safety on the agenda as public hearings on Aviation Act kick off

Sipho Mabena

Argument that SA will be banned internationally if it did not meet standards.

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South African aviation safety has come under the microscope as parliament moves to ensure air crashes and incidents are independently investigated. Editor of African Pilot magazine Athol Franz has said that the accident and incident investigation division (AIID) responsible for air crash investigations shared offices with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) in Midrand, and its investigators were paid by the regulator. According to Sacaa website, the AIID, which “investigates accidents and incidents to determine the probable causes of such accidents”, will continue to be part of the Sacaa administratively. ALSO READ: Is SA aviation about to crash or...