Low-cost domestic carrier Silverstone Air on Tuesday, suspended all its operations after the regulator grounded its Dash 8 fleet for seven days pending a probe into incidents involving the aircraft.
“During this period we will continue to work with our customers to help minimize any disruption to their travel,” the airline said in a statement.
It added, “we are in the process of contacting all our clients to protect them.”
In compliance with the @CAA_Kenya directive to suspend operations on our Dash 8 fleet, we have temporarily suspended all our scheduled services, the safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft remain our highest priority. pic.twitter.com/7nYObU6OtE
— Silverstone Air (@silverstoneair) November 12, 2019
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCCA) suspended two aircraft operators (SAC and Adventures Aloft). SAC is a cargo airline while Aloft is a hot air balloon operator.
Press Release – Provisional Suspension Of Silverstone Air Services Ltd Dash 8 Series Aircraft Operations. pic.twitter.com/DhfocXbG5H
— Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (@CAA_Kenya) November 12, 2019
KCCA is yet to publish its report following two emergency landings by Silverstone aircraft in two weeks.