In Summary
  • Kenya Civil Aviation Authority grounded its fleet following mishaps.

Troubled Silverstone Air will remain grounded until they have discussed and understood the findings of the aviation regulator before resuming operations.

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) lifted the suspension of the airlines Dash 8 Series imposed on November 12 after it provided corrective measures as per the requirements of the civil aviation regulations following a comprehensive compliance audit.

However, a source at the airline told the Nation they are yet to get an official communication from KCAA, other than what has been reported in the media.

POSSIBLE DOWNSIZING

“We will first wait and understand what exactly KCAA found during their audit before a decision to resume operations is taken,” he said.

This comes after pressure mounted on the regulator after Silverstone announced plans to sack all its employees after KCAA grounded its fleet.

In an internal communication to its staff, the firm had notified its employees of a possible redundancy exercise on grounds that it was incurring huge losses.

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