KCAA Lifts Silverstone Air Suspension Hours After The Airline Fired All Staff

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Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), the State Corporation responsible for regulating the Aviation industry and providing air navigation services, has lifted the Provisional Suspension of the Silverstone Air Services Ltd Dash 8 Series Aircraft Operations imposed on November 12,  2019.

In a statement to newsrooms, KCAA said that it has confirmed that the Airline has provided satisfactory corrective measures as per the requirements of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2018, following comprehensive compliance audits on the operations and procedures of Silverstone Air Services conducted between October 24 and November 15, 2019.

This comes a few hours after the management of Silverstone declared all staff redundant, halting its operations in the country.

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Silverstone Air Services Limited has become redundant. This decision has been made as a result of the recent decision by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority to ground the company’s fleet, thereby grounding our passenger services,” the management said.

KCCA’s move, according to Silverstone Air, adversely affected the company’s revenue hence the move.

“This has resulted in irreparable damage to the company’s brand equity as evidenced by mass cancellations of tickets. The company cannot, therefore, continue to operate commercially. We assure you that the step the company has taken has no relation to matters of your individual productivity.

“This letter serves as notice of redundancy, taking into account your notice period of one month as per your contract of employment. This Notice is effective November 18,” said Silverstone Air.

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