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Airline staff call for the ENTIRE Rex fleet to be grounded over safety concerns 

Airline staff call for the ENTIRE Rex fleet to be grounded over safety concerns

  • Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association wrote a report about REX
  • The report included allegations about ‘serious breaches of safety’
  • Engineers demanded the entire fleet be grounded pending an investigation 

Airline engineers are calling for Regional Express (REX) fleet to be grounded due to safety concerns. 

Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) submitted a 17-page report to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) which claimed staff felt intimidated into not reporting defects, according to Nine

The document alleged a ‘culture of fear’ at the airline.

The association asked CASA to take away REX’s authority to service its own aircraft, which essentially grounds the fleet, in the complaint filed on May 27. 

Airline engineers are calling for Regional Express (REX) fleet to be grounded due to safety concerns (stock)

The document alleges ‘serious breaches of safety’ and details a 2017 incident when a flight from Albury to Sydney saw a 100kg propeller land metres away from southwest Sydney homes, according to The Daily Telegraph.   

An investigation later identified a fatigue crack as the cause, according to the publication. 

A spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘CASA is reviewing the allegations. We have put them to REX and they have responded. 

Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) submitted a 17-page report to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority ((CASA) which claimed staff felt intimidated into not reporting defects

Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) submitted a 17-page report to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority ((CASA) which claimed staff felt intimidated into not reporting defects 

‘All this information is one being carefully considered. 

‘We are looking at the allegations thoroughly.they were in the progress of reviewing the allegations and response.’

A source told the publication the alleged culture is ‘manifestly dangerous’ and staff won’t report things. 

ALAEA declined to comment while matters are still before the courts. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted REX for comment. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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