Zest Air suspended by CAAP over safety violations

Budget airline Zest Air’s license was suspended Friday by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines over several safety violations.

Zest Air

Rappler.com reports CAAP ordered the suspension of the company’s Air Operator Certificate on August 16.

“[Your company is] hereby precluded to engage in air carrier operations, which shall take effect upon receipt of this notice/letter and shall remain in effect until this Authority is assured that the necessary corrective actions and compliance with aviation safety standards [have] been undertaken by your airline,” wrote CAAP deputy general John Andrews.

According to CAAP, Zest Airways violated, among others, Subsection 9.2.2.2 (a) the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations, which provides: “Each operator shall have an accountable manager…who has corporate authority for ensuring that all flight operations and maintenance activities can be financed and carried out to the highest degree of safety standards.”