Philippines’ Zest Air not ‘airworthy’ any more

zest airThe Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has suspended operations of budget carrier Zest Air due to a series of safety breaches, including refueling with passengers onboard.

The CAAP said it was “alarmed” of Zest Air’s series of serious deviations and infractions of the rules and standards prescribed  under the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations, and thus doubted its “airworthiness”.

The suspension will only be lifted once the CAAP is “assured” of the necessary corrective actions and compliance with aviation safety standards.

The violations, found between January 2012 and August 2013, were:

  • Failure to check aircraft bags, flight manifest, weather, etc.
  • Absence of an accountable manager who has corporate authority for ensuring that all flight operations and maintenance activities can be financed and carried out to the highest degree of safety standards.
  • Failure to present an airman license during ramp inspection
  • Series of occurrences like fuel overflow that affected several flight operations
  • Refueling with passengers on board
  • Excessive flight duty time of pilots

Zest Air flies to 9 domestic destinations and 5 international routes via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila as well as from hubs in Kalibo and Cebu. In May 2012, AirAsia through it local unit completed a deal with Zest Air and acquired an 85 per cent stake.



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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has suspended operations of budget carrier Zest Air due to a series of safety breaches, including refueling with passengers onboard. The CAAP said it was "alarmed" of Zest Air’s series of serious deviations and infractions of the rules and standards prescribed  under the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations, and thus doubted its "airworthiness". The suspension will only be lifted once the CAAP is "assured" of the necessary corrective actions and compliance with aviation safety standards. The violations, found between January 2012 and August 2013, were: Failure to check aircraft bags, flight manifest, weather,...

zest airThe Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has suspended operations of budget carrier Zest Air due to a series of safety breaches, including refueling with passengers onboard.

The CAAP said it was “alarmed” of Zest Air’s series of serious deviations and infractions of the rules and standards prescribed  under the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations, and thus doubted its “airworthiness”.

The suspension will only be lifted once the CAAP is “assured” of the necessary corrective actions and compliance with aviation safety standards.

The violations, found between January 2012 and August 2013, were:

  • Failure to check aircraft bags, flight manifest, weather, etc.
  • Absence of an accountable manager who has corporate authority for ensuring that all flight operations and maintenance activities can be financed and carried out to the highest degree of safety standards.
  • Failure to present an airman license during ramp inspection
  • Series of occurrences like fuel overflow that affected several flight operations
  • Refueling with passengers on board
  • Excessive flight duty time of pilots

Zest Air flies to 9 domestic destinations and 5 international routes via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila as well as from hubs in Kalibo and Cebu. In May 2012, AirAsia through it local unit completed a deal with Zest Air and acquired an 85 per cent stake.



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