News out this morning says a South African court ordered the release of an Air Tanzania A220 that had been impounded in Johannesburg.  Here we see the aircraft on its way back home. The aircraft took off some two hours ago as of this writing.

The flight home was delayed for about two hours.  Air Tanzania only  has seven aircraft.  Of these seven, two are A220s and one a 787.  Losing the one A220 was a significant crimp on the airline’s regional network.

Interestingly, this story is not the first time South Africa has been embroiled in an airliner being attached by a court.  Take a look here at how an American’s threat to attach an SAA aircraft led to his land compensation.  One hopes this sort of airline disruption does not become more prevalent.

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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