PIA ranked as 1-star airline by Airline Ratings

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

03rd Jul, 2020. 03:23 pm
PIA ranked as 1-star airline by Airline Ratings

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been ranked as a 1-star airline by the world’s best airline safety and product rating review website Airline Ratings.

Geoffrey Thomas, the editor-in-chief of Airline Ratings, said, “Clearly, there needs to be an investigation into possible bribery and falsifying related to the pilot licenses. This is deeply disturbing as the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) audit and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) country audit should pick this up.”

Earlier last month, Minister for Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan had presented the investigation report of PIA’s PK-8303 crash in the National Assembly. He had claimed that 150 out of 434 PIA pilots have fake licenses. All 150 pilots were terminated.

He has said that the degrees of 28 pilots in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been proved to be fake, 4 ghost pilots have been fired in recent days.

Furthermore, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority has urged Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority to verify the licenses of Pakistani pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, and flight operations officers working in Gulf countries.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the UK has also suspended PIA’s operating permit.

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