Suspended air site visitors navigation procedures trigger flight delays


Sure airports skilled flight delays on Wednesday, 29 March after the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) suspended a number of site visitors navigation procedures.

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One such process that would have been suspended is the instrument touchdown system, which is critical throughout poor visibility.

SACAA’s routine audit of the Air Visitors and Navigation Companies (ATNS) discovered that not all flight upkeep had complied with the prescribed procedures. Over 10 airports have been suspended for non-compliance. SACAA advised News24 that they should submit a Corrective Motion Plan (CAP) ‘demonstrating the mitigation of security dangers that emanates from this non-compliance.’

The suspension of affected procedures is fluid and depending on the time it takes ATNS to submit their security danger mitigation measures.

The SACAA ‘doesn’t take such actions evenly. Disruptions that could be encountered ensuing from enforcement actions are unlucky. Nonetheless, upholding the nation’s aviation security stays paramount and should stay prioritised always.’

Passengers are suggested to arrange for attainable delays within the coming days.

Affected airports embrace Cape City Worldwide Airport, George Airport (Western Cape), King Phalo Worldwide Airport, Chief Dawid Stuurman Internation Airport (Jap Cape), Kimberly Airport, Bram Fischer Worldwide Airport (Free State), Pietermaritzburg Airport, Richards Bay Airport (KZN), Pilansburg Airport (North West), Polokwane Worldwide Airport (Limpopo). and Upington Airport (Northern Cape).

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