CemAir says that progress is being made with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) as they conclude the documentation phase of its process to get its planes back in the sky, News24 says.
The airline claims that the prolonged grounding is not because SACAA found more issues, but rather because of the authority's decision to conduct "a full review of all aspects of CemAir’s aircraft maintenance division".
After the document phase concludes before the weekend, the inspection phase of CemAir's maintenance division is expected to start early next week. Running concurrently is the inspection of the 12 planes that were grounded on February 2.
While the grounding is still in effect, CemAir has hired chartered operators for some of its routes, and have made attempts to book customers on other flights where possible or refund ticket holders.