A Press statement posted to YTS says “Air Vanuatu has concluded all meetings with our codeshare partners and all airlines have agreed to remain as code-share partners subject to a number of conditions which the airline is working on.”
“These conditions include returning to IOSA within a shorter period than previously advised.”
The statement continued that “Air Vanuatu aims to do this with the support of international IOSA experts.”
“Regarding ATR72 engineering concerns, the aircraft had since been fitted with a new engine which was delivered to Santo on 24 December.”
The statement also said “The damage to the engine was associated with “foreign objects” intake while landing at Pekoa. This engine will now be sent to a qualified engine maintenance organisation in Germany for further investigations.”
Air Vanuatu continues to meet legal requirements and standards and will continue normal operations. We thank our customers for their support in 2015 and wish everyone a happy and successful 2016.