IATA inspection of Angolan air carrier TAAG “extremely satisfactory”

28 January 2011

Luanda, Angola, 28 Jan – The inspection of Angolan national airline TAAG carried out this month by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) was considered to be “extremely satisfactory,” state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

“Brilliant,” was the airline’s assessment of the inspection according to the newspaper. The inspection was the third carried out b IATA covering all the company’s operating areas – maintenance, flight and ground operations and operational safety.

At the same time, US company General Electric, the manufacturer of the Boeing 777/200 air craft, has exonerated Taag of any responsibility for the problems in the aircrafts’ engines that led the board of the airline to ground those aircraft until the cause of the faults was found.

The aircraft that was grounded in Rio de Janeiro is due to start flying again this week, the one in Lisbon is expected to start flying in mid February and the third, which is in Luanda, will be the last to start operating. (macauhub)