The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended licenses of 34 additional pilots of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for holding fake ranges.

According to a notification issued by the CAA, licenses will keep suspended till the inquiry in direction of the pilots has not been completed.

Separately, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ordered its member states to bar Pakistani pilots from working.

According to the small print, EASA has requested its member worldwide areas for particulars of Pakistani pilots. The letter despatched to the member states by EASA acknowledged that the CAA has revealed irregularities throughout the issuance of 40% of licences.

Moreover, EASA in its letter advisable member states ‘not to schedule such pilots for operations performed under their TCO consideration’.

The letter acknowledged that it’s a matter of concern throughout the aviation commerce. It further acknowledged that complaints have been acquired about fake licences in contravention of worldwide pointers and legal guidelines.

A month earlier, Pakistan talked about it’d flooring 262 airline pilots whose credentials may have been falsified after world airways physique International Air Transport Association talked about that irregularities current in pilot licences at PIA symbolize a ‘serious lapse’ in safety controls.

Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan had talked about 40% of the nation’s pilots held “dubious licenses”.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has moreover suspended PIA’s authorization to fly to the bloc for six months.

The UAE had moreover demanded that Pakistan clarify which of the personnel had fake licenses and who had been suspects.


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