Aircraft parts supply requires strong management controls, says expert
SA Flyer Magazine managing editor Guy Leitch says the supply of dodgy aircraft parts is a worldwide issue and requires strong management controls.
South African Airways (SAA) said on Sunday it lodged criminal complaints against individuals implicated in the looting of millions of rand through questionable tenders in the procurement of aircraft parts, saying it has launched an investigation into whether the airline was supplied with dodgy parts that failed to meet industry standards.
Leitch says the allegation is worrying.
We have seen airlines grounded for less serious allegations....the issue about dodgy parts is a huge problem worldwide. It requires incredibly rigorous and strong management controls to try and limit the damage that dodgy parts can cause to an organisation.Guy Leitch, Managing editor - SA Flyer Magazine
The airlines have to be able to prove that their parts are genuine, which means having a paper trail all the way from the manufacturer right to their stock into when it was actually placed in an aircraft, and SAA technical has now fallen down on this.Guy Leitch, Managing editor - SA Flyer Magazine
I think it is essential that the Civil Aviation Authority drops everything, announce a full-on investigation with immediate results as to what exactly went on.Guy Leitch, Managing editor - SA Flyer Magazine
Click on the link below to hear more...
Following a cabinet meeting, Winde said that the province had sufficient health capability to manage COVID-19 patients.Read More
Last year, the former president tweeted that former tourism minister Derek Hanekom was "a known enemy agent".Read More
According to the Presidency, John Nkadimeng passed away on 6 August 2020 at the age of 93.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Whitey Basson, who believes it's just not good enough for govt to say ban will be lifted but not when.Read More
The minister said the inter-ministerial committee, appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa, was an entity with teeth that would act against those found to be looting from COVID-19 related projects.Read More
Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola briefs media on the outcomes of the Cabinet Meeting of 5 August 2020.Read More
Naledi Pandor's spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele says the minister has been in conversation with Zimbabwean officials on the matter.Read More
Clement Manyathela chats to the longest-serving minister since 1994 Jeff Radebe in this week's #HangingOutwithClement.Read More
Attorney Ulrich Roux says if the government didn't agree with the award granted, it should have appealed.Read More
The federation's parliamentary co-ordinator Matthew Parks says people need to see politicians going to jail for corruption.Read More