Solomon Airlines Airbus A320 is now back in service after being temporarily grounded last Wednesday.
This happened after engineers detected a hydraulic leak on the aircraft soon after its arrival into Honiara from Brisbane.
General Manager of Operations & Commercial, Gus Kraus said in keeping with standard safety procedure, the airline’s engineering team had immediately reacted to the issue, in the process discovering a faulty valve in the aircraft’s hydraulic system.
A spare part had to be sourced and as a result Solomon Airlines was forced to cancel its Thursday flight Honiara to Brisbane.
A chartered Nauru Airlines aircraft took over the Friday service while the part was replaced and the aircraft is now back in service this week.
On Monday the airbus arrived continued its normal service into Honiara and returned to Brisbane.