South African Airways (SAA) board of directors has refuted claims that its maintenance division South African Airways Technical (SAAT) does not use fake parts when servicing aircraft. The statement has come following a story in the Sunday Times which contained the headline: “Jet scare highlights criminals in the SAA workshop.” SAA has said it strongly refutes claims in the media that the airline admitted to possibly having been supplied with “suspect parts” or components. The event stems from a Mango Airlines flight operated on 2 September 2019 which experienced technical difficulties that resulted in an air turn-back.   “The event

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