Canberra based LINK AIRWAYS is on notice over its training of staff to identify aircraft faults, while officials widen their investigation into a separate incident from late last year.
In November, an object pierced through the fuselage of one of its aircraft on take off from Canberra airport injuring a passenger and creating a scare for others onboard.
The Australian Transport Safety Board has announced it plans to widen the investigation after discovering, what it calls “several risk controls”.
MEANTIME the regulator has found that an inspection failed to identify the seriousness of a faulty seal that caused cabin air to escape from a plane in March, forcing the aircraft to the airport.
Staff have been re-trained.