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REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

REX had no chance of detecting fault in prop that flew off

Ben Sandilands April 13, 2017 14 Comments

ATSB finds hitherto unknown dangerous part failure in REX flight that suddenly lost a prop

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

Ben Sandilands March 20, 2017 85 Comments

A SAAB 340 similar to the REX plane did lose a propeller in similar circumstances 26 years ago

REX turbo-prop confused coal loader for airport in Newcastle stuff up

REX turbo-prop confused coal loader for airport in Newcastle stuff up

Ben Sandilands March 13, 2015 17 Comments

The ATSB has dissected the confused performance of two REX pilots who set up their SAAB 340 turbo-prop to land on a coal loader they had mistaken for Newcastle AirportĀ  in an incident in November 2012.

Regional Express chairman ‘insults’ angry customer

Regional Express chairman ‘insults’ angry customer

Ben Sandilands July 30, 2012 8 Comments

Regional Express chairman Lim Kim Hai runs a much admired and very successful airline, but has a public relations calamity on his hands after correspondence between himself and an unhappy customer was published in the Southern NSW newspaper, The Area News. These are the opening paragraphs of its main story on the dispute: LOCAL leaders […]

REX cancels frequent flyer program blames Gillard Labor Govt

Ben Sandilands June 8, 2012 5 Comments

Australia’s largest stand alone regional airline, REX or Regional Express, has cancelled its frequent flyer loyalty program and blamed the Gillard Government for bringing it to the verge of ruin. This is how it broke the news on its website this morning. Dear Customer Regional aviation is facing its greatest fight for survival come 1 […]

CASA begins special safety audits of Pel-Air & REX

Ben Sandilands November 23, 2009 4 Comments

Special safety audit after Norfolk ditching (CASA statement) A special audit of two air operators is being carried out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority following the ocean ditching of a Westwind jet near Norfolk Island last week. CASA is auditing elements of the operator of the aircraft, Pel-Air Aviation, as well as Regional Express […]