Toothless Tiger No More: CASA finally shows some testicular fortitude over Tiger Airways

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority has finally shown that it is no longer a toothless tiger by suspending Tiger Airways from Australian skies.

But in a disappointing move, Tony Davis, Tiger Airways CEO told ABC News 24 that he does not accept there is any immediate risk to passenger safety.

Until today, CASA has always completely lacked any testicular fortitude in dealing with recalcitrant Australian airline operators.

Tiger's slogan "Fly Cheaper" could now be re-styled as "Fly Cheaper and Die".

But thanks to CASA, this is unlikely to ever happen.

If CASA is genuine over this issue, it should move to permanently revoke Tiger Airways' licence.

After all, Tiger Airways has basically thumbed its nose at CASA and the people of Australia for far too long.