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Loganair talks in Shetland today

A Loganair flight from Aberdeen sparked a full emergency at Sumburgh Airport when it landed on one engine on 23 December 2015 - Photo: Ronnie Robertson

REPRESENTATIVES from the Civil Aviation Authority and Loganair will be in Shetland on Thursday for private roundtable talks with local politicians and senior council officers.

The airline, that operates services across the highlands and islands as part of a franchise arrangement with Flybe, has come under severe pressure following a long and well-documented series of lengthy delays and technical faults.

The CAA has so far said very little in response to growing concerns in the northern isles other than that Loganair was expected to improve its maintenance and support systems by June this year.

 Thursday’s meeting, which is to take place in the Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick, was triggered by the full emergency declared at Sumburgh Airport just before Christmas when a Loganair flight from Aberdeen landed on one engine.

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