Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan, has received a response from Loganair to his enquiries about the reasons for the recent technical difficulties which have caused some disruption for passengers.
Dr Allan indicated he was “very satisfied” that Loganair were complying with all the requirements placed on them in terms of public safety and maintenance of aircraft.
Dr Allan commented: “I have had a number of enquiries in recent days regarding several incidents where planes to and from the islands have had technical faults. I have been in a similar situation myself with another airline, and have no doubt in my mind that both aircraft and pilots are well capable of dealing with these situations without any threat to public safety.
“Loganair continue to supply me with background information regarding the maintenance of their aircraft in response to the questions that were raised with me. I have no reason to believe that they do anything other as a company than comply to the highest standards and that they are working to avoid these incidents wherever possible.”