South Australian charter company Rossair has gone into voluntary administration one year after a tragic aircraft crash at Renmark that cost the lives of the company Chief Pilot, an inductee pilot and a CASA inspector.
Rossair's parent company AE Charter today said the company had faced "significant external challenges" including the accident on 30 May last year that cost the lives of Rossair Chief Pilot Martin Scott, inductee pilot Paul Daw and CASA inspector Stephen Guerin.
Rossair's operations were immediately suspended.
“In light of the Board’s continuous assessment of the group’s financial position and as part of its ongoing efforts to optimise business operations and preserve stakeholder value, administrators have today been appointed to the group," a spokesperson said.
“During the past 12 months, AE Charter and its stakeholders have done everything possible to provide for a sustainable future for the group, but an inability to recommence operations has meant these efforts have not come to fruition at this point in time.
“At this stage, limited, non-flying activities will continue to be conducted at the company’s Adelaide office during which time the Directors of AE Charter will work with the administrators as they seek to put the business on a sustainable footing for the future."
The ATSB investigation into the crash is ongoing.