Saturday, May 04, 2013

Guptagate: CAA penalties for Jet Airways


Pretoria: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday said it would impose penalties on the operator of the private jet at the centre of the Guptagate saga.
The CAA wanted to take action against Jet Airways, the company which owns the aircraft, for violating South Africa's aviation regulations.
Earlier, several government departments announced a host of measures to address widespread irregularities that led to the plane, which was carrying nearly 200 Gupta family wedding guests, being allowed to land at the Waterkloof Air Base outisde Pretoria on Tuesday.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said the Jet Airways plane was subject to civil aviation regulations and scrutiny after it was ordered to vacate the air force base and was moved to OR Tambo International Airport.
“The Airbus 330 has been found to be without a foreign operator permit.”
Radebe said the South African Revenue Service (Sars) also processed the passengers.
“Customs officials went to process the visitors at Sun City and provided the required customs forms.”
04/05/13 Barry Bateman & Alex Eliseev/Eye Witness News