Regional Express has welcomed a report from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority clearing accusations of safety issues with its aircrafts.
The CASA report released on July 6, which rejects the allegations of a disgruntled engineer and his union that Rex has a poor safety culture and said it had no current issues with the safety of Rex aircrafts.
"Rex maintenance engineering staff were randomly selected by CASA and interviewed," the report said.
"All of them said that they felt confident in reporting maintenance errors or defects, and they indicated Rex operated according to just culture principles."
Rex thanked CASA for their effort and resources in conducting another audit, to examine the allegations of the union and the media.
"Once the media started undermining Rex's safety credibility in public, CASA acted swiftly to gather all the facts and evidence to make a considered determination in order to promptly reassure the public of the safety of Rex's operations," a Rex spokesperson said.
"CASA conducted their investigations in a prompt, comprehensive and responsible manner that should leave no doubt with regard to the safety of Rex flights in the minds of regional passengers, many of whom depend exclusively on Rex for their medical, educational and professional travelling needs.
"If Rex had been forced to cease flying, many remote and rural regional communities permanently losing air services that are critical for their socio-economic needs."
With the announcement of CASA's definitive findings, Rex considers the matter to be closed.
"Rex's management will now be able to focus its attention exclusively to providing our passengers with a safe and reliable air service," a Rex spokesperson said.
Rex currently operates more than 50 aircraft to 60 destinations across regional Australia, with many flights in the North West including Mount Isa, Julia Creek, Richmond, Hughenden, Winton, Birdsville, Bedourie, Boulia, Burketown, Doomadgee, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island.
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