SA Express plans to resume operations soon as its Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) certification was reinstated by the Civil Aviation Authority of South Africa.

“All of our corrective action plans were accepted by the CAA for all the findings which led to the suspension of the AMO and the Air Operators Certificate (AOC). A team comprising members of the newly appointed Board of Directors, the Ministerial Intervention Team, as well as SA Express’ dedicated employees have worked tirelessly to implement the CAA approved corrective action plans,” said the carrier in a statement.

SA Express was forced to suspend operations on 24 May 2018 after the CAA suspended the AOC and certificates of airworthiness of nine of its 21 aircraft.

The carrier is now focusing on addressing the root causes associated with the grounding. The carrier added, “Today, the final phase of the five-phase CAA process to re-certify the airline’s AOC has commenced. As soon as the SA Express AOC has been reinstated by the CAA, the airline will be ready to again fly its passengers in comfort and safety.”