Zest Air Grounded

Saturday, August 17, 2013
By George Hatcher

Zest Air has been grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines after refueling with passengers onboard.

After monitoring and surveillance by a team of airworthiness inspectors, Zest Air was found to have violated air safety standards like having no qualified Accountable Manager since July 19, 2013, Failure to check aircraft logs, flight manifest, weather, etc., failure to present to the CAAP the airman license (Aircraft Mechanic License) during ramp inspection, additional occurrences affecting several flight operations, refueling with passenger on board involving RP-C8989 on August 14, 2013, and excessive flight duty time case under the enforcement and legal service.

Zest Air’s certificate to operate will remain suspended until aviation safety compliance has been verified.

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