Lahore, 27th December: European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has audited PIA safety system and found huge discrepancies.
Baaghi TV: Poor safety protocol of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resulted in many minor and major accidents in past.
Chief executive officer’s letter from PIA to EASA states with regards to the initiatives taken as remedial action in relation to PK 8303 crash, “our Safety Performance Analysis now shows significant improvements especially in high-risk areas such as destabilized approaches and descent profiles. As of now, FDM Reports are being reviewed by the under signed on fortnightly basis is based on 100 percent analyzed data.” This is self-explanatory that PIA was at fault and responsible for the loss of valuable lives.
Read the full document here:
So many comments have been made that reports about the fake license of the pilots and poor checking system were false and just propaganda bringing bad name and reputation to Pakistani pilots.
Whereas, the letter from CEO PIACL states, “As for the Professional License issue, out of 141 names published, credentials of 94 pilots have been re-validated and cleared by a special committee formulated by PCAA.
Furthermore, licenses of 09 pilots have been cancelled by the Federal Govt. More so, 16 pilots were found as never in service at PIACL- an error in the list with another 02 found as deceased.
Amongst the remaining ones, 18 pilots were suspended for failing to clear the validation process and are currently under legal verification procedure, with another 02 still under investigation.
As an operator, we are already following a risk-based policy containing measures to mitigate risk and ensure compliance of strict controls in case of any suspicion on the pilot license.
At this stage, PIACL is ready to take any step necessary to restore our EU operations, even if it requires independent re-validation of licenses of our 777 pilots form EASA’s acceptable body and maintain their currency alongside route qualification.
Likewise, a revision to restrict the operations to limited pilots, who were never in the list, would also be adopted for the sake of restoring confidence till the time the license matter is fully addressed by PCAA and EC’s evaluations are finalized favourably.”
The problem existed and we just try to bury it under the carpet and turn a blind eye. Self-interest are so big that we do not care if our comments and actions will result in a collateral damage and social fallout.
PIA current management seems to make efforts for improvement but still, clearly, there is a lot to be done so in response to PIACL request EASA has rejected their requested and extended the suspension for another 3 months.
EASA will audit the process and only after complete report will they allow the resumption of services.
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