Today Solidarity has raised its concerns
regarding South African Air Force plans for the future maintenance of its
This is after one of air force’s aircraft
had to make an emergency stop due to engine problems.
The SAAF’s contract for aircraft with maintenance Denel Aviation/AMG ends on the 31st
Solidarity said the termination of the
contract and the loss of aircraft specialist is a concern.
Loggenberg, spokesperson of Solidarity, said that the SAAF’s termination of its
contract for aircraft maintenance with Denel Aviation/AMG and the resultant loss of 523 aircraft specialists is cause for concern
since various cases of air force aircraft’s experiencing difficulties have
occurred in the past few months.
adds that many of the air force’s aircraft are already old and must be serviced
furthermore at the moment there are still aircraft specialists who can do this.
morale of these specialists is affected very negatively by the continuing
uncertainty and lack of transparency regarding matters relating to the
termination of the maintenance contract, Loggenberg said.
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