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Caribbean Airlines operating with reduced fleet

The Chairman of Caribbean Airlines (CAL)  Shameer Mohammed, says the airline is operating with a reduced fleet of aircraft.

According to Mohammed, two of  CAL’s ATR aircraft are out of  service because of  technical problems.
   
He says officials of  the ATR company have been to Trinidad and Tobago and the problems are being addressed.
 
The disclosure was made yesterday at a Joint Select Committee meeting of  Parliament in Port-of-Spain.
 
Meanwhile, the CAL Chairman said in 2011 when the contract was signed for the aircraft, the right to sue the manufacturer was waived. He also said the new board of  Caribbean Airlines has obtained legal opinion from attorneys in London and is looking at all possible options in the matter.  
   
During the sitting, Member of  Parliament Adrian Leonce, asked whether possible legal action would be directed at the aircraft manufacturer alone, or at those who may have agreed to the contract.
   
Vice chairman of  the airline Michael Quamina said the contract between ATR and CAL provided for a three year warranty.
 
He said the airline is exploring the legality of  the waiver in an effort to see what avenues are available for recourse.


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