THE DASH 8 aircraft on lease to Solomon Airlines from Airlines of PNG remains grounded whilst the airline awaits further information regarding outcomes of investigations into the Madang accident two weeks ago.
A team from Dash 8 manufacturers, Bombardier, Transport Canada, and the Australian and PNG air safety bureaus are still deliberating on what caused the crash and whether the fleet can be released to flying operations.
Solomon Airlines indicated that further advice from Airlines PNG is expected later this week.
Passengers have been asked to maintain in contact with the airline offices and agents.
"The safety of our passengers is paramount and this major disruption will not deter our policy of safety first,” the airline said.
“We are seeking to find solutions as quickly as possible to continue a safe Dash 8 operation in the Solomon Islands."
Source: Solomon Times, 26 October