CASA has granted Jetstar approval to add the 787 to its AOC, clearing the aircraft to begin passenger services with the airline.
The approval follows training two CASA flying operations inspectors and two airworthiness inspectors on the 787, a review of safety issues related to the introduction into service of the new type, a demonstration of Jetstar’s 787 emergency evacuation procedures and a series of proving flights to demonstrate the airline’s 787 operational procedures.
“It is not often we introduce new large aircraft types into Australian aviation so it takes a lot of work by the airline and by CASA,” CASA’s Director of Aviation Safety John McCormick said.
Jetstar plans to being flying the 787 on limited domestic services between Melbourne and the Gold Coast beginning November 13, followed by international services between Melbourne and Denpasar, Bali beginning on December 18.
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