16 October 2013
The Democratic Alliance said it has
found that over 12 500 aircraft registered in the South African Civil
Aviation Authority register only 42.4% have been issued with a Certificate of
DA Deputy MP of Transport Greg
Krumbock said the Civil Aviation Authority has been operating without a General
Manager for Air Safety Operations for some time.
Krumbock said the DA is concerned
that so many aircrafts that cannot fly are hurting the economy in general.
“Stakeholders in the industry said
this is a revenue exercise by the Civil Aviation Authority and that most of
these planes should be flying” Krumbock added.
The DA will be requesting that the
acting director of the CAA be summoned to Parliament to explain how the
situation has occurred and when will a General Manager be hired.
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