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PIA: Airways To The UK & EU Might Start In May Or June

European Aviation Safety Agency had previously written to its 32 member nations warning them about possible Pakistani pilot licence theft and recommending that such pilots not be used in flight operations.

European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EUASA) planned to visit the UK and other European countries in May or June to see how far safety standards have improved.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will also visit Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan International Airlines headquarters to assess the safety measures implemented following a plane disaster in 2020.

A PIA passenger jet crashed near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi’s Model Colony in May 2020. Only two people made it out of the situation alive. It killed 99 people onboard and one girl on the ground.

Initially, the pilots and air traffic controllers were held responsible for not adhering to established protocols.

When Ghulam Sarwar Khan was aviation minister, he declared in front of the House that 262 pilots possessed false certificates. The percentage of pilots flying domestic and international flights was approximately 40%.

For six months in June of that year, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) prohibited Pakistan’s national airline from flying to the European Union.

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) sent a letter to its 32 member nations warning them about possible Pakistani pilot licence theft and recommending that such pilots not be used in flight operations.

After six months, the agency refused to lift the restriction and stated it would remain until the CAA’s safety audit was complete.

The EASA audit team was planned to make many trips in 2021 and early 2022.

As a result, EASA authorities will now perform an audit that had been delayed for over a year.

Aimen Bukhari
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Works at The Truth International Magazine. My area of interest includes international relations, peace & conflict studies, qualitative & quantitative research in social sciences, and world politics. Reach@ aimen.bukhari@tti.org.pk

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