Karachi (Business Reporter): European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended operating licence of Pakistan International Airline for six months. EASA said PIA failed to implement action plan related to the safety management.
PIA in a twit confirmed suspension of operation licences. PIA expressed hope that suspension will be lifted soon.
EASA in it’s order stated that PIA had proposed a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) which were accepted by EASA. “Following the review of the evidence of implementation of the agreed CAP’s, five findings were closed. For the remaining finding, which is related to Safety Management, Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited failed to fully implement the agreed CAP despite an extension of the CAP implementation period.
PIA has been under fire since the minister of Aviation revealed that some pilots have fake licenses. International aviation industry took serious notice of this statement and many countries started scrutiny of PIA pilots.