The European Union Air Protection Agency on Tuesday suspended Pakistan Global Airlines (PIA) to work in Europe for 6 months. The selection arrives soon after the grounding of 262 pilots whose licenses were being termed “dubious” by Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan. The PAK Civil Aviation Minister explained past 7 days that 262 out of 860 lively pilots had faux licenses and are not experienced to fly.
“EASA has quickly suspended PIA’s authorization to operate to the EU member states for a period of 6 months effective July 1, 2020, with the suitable to attraction in opposition to this final decision,” a PIA assertion stated. In the course of this period of time, PIA would discontinue all of its flights to Europe.
Travellers who have booked their flights on PIA to European places can both extend their bookings to a later on date or get a complete refund. The countrywide flagship carrier is also seeking to do the job with EASA to alleviate their problems and consider needed steps to charm the conclusion. PIA claimed it “sincerely hopes that with reparative and swift steps taken by the Federal government of Pakistan and PIA administration, earliest probable lifting of this suspension can be expected,” the push launch mentioned.
PAK’s faux pilot license scandal
The investigation into the phony pilot license scandal started as a portion of the preliminary report into the PIA airplane crash in Karachi in Could. Aviation Minister Khan did not expose if the pilots traveling PK 8303 carried pretend licenses, but the report reported that they ended up distracted and ignored the guidelines from the air targeted traffic controllers.
Speaking about the pretend pilot license scandal, Khan said that 262 pilots in Pakistan did not show up for the test, instead paid out another person else to just take it on their behalf. The record of all pretend pilots was circulated throughout all big airlines along with a request to reduce them from traveling.
In addition, Vietnam’s civil aviation authority has grounded all Pakistani pilots traveling for Vietnamese airways. There are at the moment 27 Pakistani pilots registered to fly for Vietnamese airways, 12 of whom are energetic, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) explained on Monday.