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The Federal attracts with aunt Ju the screw

This was introduced to Ju-Air, dübendorf, ZH would be different. First, they announced that the flight operation after the Grounding of November to the Easter weekend. Now, however, the the Federal office for civil aviation (Foca). It is the Ju-Air has withdrawn on Tuesday, the licence for commercial flights. After the crash, with 20 dead above Flims GR in August, you have evaluated the risks of passenger flights, classic cars new, and had come to the conclusion that "a commercial operation with historic air vehicles, the present-day security requirements not met".

The Federal office based its decision on the facts of the safety investigation Board (Saib). This was in the downed plane "significant corrosion damage" in spars, hinges and fittings to the wing fittings, as well as defects in newly manufactured Parts for each of the three BMW engines. In addition, the spare parts were documented inadequately and managed. The first Grounding was imposed in November, because the remaining two aircraft are of similar age. The two vintage / classic car in Dübendorf, may according to the Foca are in the air, if the required technical measures "defined and implemented".

The Foca, spokesman for Urs Holderegger, it is not a matter of "historical planes from the sky, but we want to in the future will know more precisely how these operated, and maintained flew". A possibility of the Federal government of the Ju-Air is still operating in a private context, and under national conditions should continue to be possible. With a club solution members, "the search for the flight experience and an interest in the continued operation of historic aircraft have been able to fly," the Foca.

education about risk

The passengers must be for a minimum of 30 days members of the Association and about the higher risks to be elucidated. "Club members are familiar with the aircraft, and the risks and fly with a completely different consciousness than a bowling club, the Bay in the short term, an evening flight," said Holderegger.

For the Ju-Air spokesman Christian Gartmann countered with a pretty research Communiqué. The Ju-Air will continue to fly with three fully-restored aircraft. It calls for a transitional arrangement, "which allows for a safe flight operation, while the administrative Work to be completed." We hope to be able to by the end of may with the HB-HOS, this is the plane with the IWC advertising, fly.

The machine is currently disassembled. She was subjected to extensive corrosion studies. With high resolution boroscope cameras to the wing spars and the hollow spaces in the wings, tailplanes and fuselage illuminated. In addition, all connection points within the wing with the x-rays were illuminated. "The plane is in very good condition and can be operated safely," said Gartmann.

international flights are a thing of the past

The Foca wants to commit to no commitment for a transitional permit. "If Ju wants to fly again in June, due to the still very much work – not just administrative," says spokesman Holderegger. So the Federal Agency would still lack many of the documents,to ensure safe operation, for example, the x-rays. The Foca was considering also, in the case of a transition scheme, the maximum number of passengers from the current 17 to restrict, such as, for example, in France. Also, a limitation of the possible flight routes could be used. "It is clear already today", Holderegger, "is that a Swiss Ju with a national permit may not in the future to fly abroad".

The limitation to members of the Association means for the Ju-Air, according to Gartmann "no significant Change". Already today, the vast majority of passengers would buy a gift card, the club membership was included; 7000 members of the Association. In the summer of 2019 just the IWC-Ju used the HB-HOP will also be overhauled and will be 2020 ready for use again.

The ten years younger HB-HOY, a license from the year 1949, is still in Mönchengladbach. As soon as you can get in Switzerland, you will also be extensively renovated. The Ju-Air is soundly financed and have established more than 36 years of provisions, so Gartmann. "And we can count on supporters, which the aviation history of this country is important."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 12.03.2019, 21:17 PM

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