CAA LIFTS HUNTER GROUNDING

ON 6 July the UK Civil Aviation Authority lifted its grounding order on British civil-registered Hawker Hunters, imposed in the immediate aftermath of August 2015’s Shoreham Airshow tragedy involving Hunter T7 WV372/ G-BXFI. “This action is a result of the CAA concluding there were no airworthiness issues relating to the Hawker Hunter aircraft that caused or contributed to the accident”, the authority said in a statement. “This is based on our own extensive review and the [Air Accidents Investigation Branch’s] final accident report. All aircraft of this type will have to comply with enhanced maintenance and inspection requirements and, following normal practice, secure all relevant permits and other approvals before they are allowed to fly again.”