A retired pilot, with over four decades of commercial flying experience, has condemned plans to spend more than £46m of tax-payers money on new planes.
In November plans were unveiled for three new 72-seater airplanes to join Aurigny's fleet. The planes would be equipped with new system called 'ClearVision' to enable them to operate in poor visibility.
In a report retired pilot Mervyn Dacey argues that replacing the current fleet would not significantly reduce disruption caused by poor visibility.
Instead he recommends upgrading Guernsey Airport’s landing capabilities. Mr Dacey says this would reduce fog disruption by up to 53%.
Aurigny has dismissed Mr Dacey’s report as being out of date.
The States Trading Supervisory Board president, Deputy Peter Ferbrache has backed the business case for replacing the current fleet of ATR aircraft.
But Deputy Jan Kuttelwascher, who sits on the board, says that Mr Dacey’s report has further weakened the business case for the new fleet.