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Court hearing on CASA grounding postponed again

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 28, 2011
Tiger Airways remains grounded.

A federal court hearing into CASA’s extension of the grounding of Tiger Airways has been postponed from today to August 1.

“CASA applied to the Federal Court on 7 July to continue the suspension until 1 August 2011, in order to complete its investigations of serious safety issues identified within Tiger Airways Australia’s operations,” CASA said in a statement.

“CASA is aiming to complete its investigations by 1 August 2011. Decisions on a resumption of Tiger’s operations are expected to be taken by that date.”

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Tiger Airways noted in a statement that “Tiger Airways Australia and CASA are currently in ongoing discussions regarding the suspension and see no utility in having a hearing today whilst these discussions continue.”

It is the second postponement of the hearing, which was originally scheduled for July 22.

Meanwhile, Tiger Airways’ parent company issued a statement last night seeking to “clarify” media reports that Tiger would resume Australian domestic operations on August 6.

“There is no information available yet as to when Tiger Airways Australia may resume services, but it is committed to do so as soon as possible,” the company said.

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