US bans Pak national airline's charter flights over fake pilot licences

The US has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to conduct charter flights to the country amid concerns over certifications of pilots. Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications.

10th July 2020 | 12:56 PM (IST)
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The United States Department of Transportation on Thursday reported that it has suspended Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) charter trips over worries with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in regards to Pakistani pilot affirmation.

The US turned into the subsequent organization to repudiate the consent for PIA to work in the area, after the European Union's blow a month ago. Prominently, the U.K. had additionally suspended PIA flight tasks for a half year after Pakistan grounded about 33% of its pilots due to distorted permit.

PIA has been confronting enormous money related misfortunes for quite a long time and it went under the scanner after a lethal accident on May 22 this year that killed 98 individuals locally available.

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Of almost 262 carrier pilots grounded by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority for having counterfeit licenses, 141 Pilots were from PIA.

As indicated by Pakistani media reports, PIA has said that the U.S. move was a significant "mishap" for the transporter. Be that as it may, it is in close coordination and will address the worries with the US by directing the continuous restorative measures with the carriers.

Remarkably, a few different nations including Malaysia and the UAE has suspended or examined pilots holding Pakistani aviation licenses since the phony permit embarrassment broke out.

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10th July 2020 | 12:56 PM (IST)
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