PIA decides to Appeal to EU Aviation Safety Agency

Islamabad, August 24,(Online):Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will file an appeal with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) against the suspension of flight operations by EU member states.

According to media reports, the appeal has been prepared by PIA and concerned authorities and will be submitted to the Aviation Division before being admitted to EASA.

According to report after the issue of suspicious pilot licenses came to light and EASA suspended permission for PIA flights to EU member states, the agency had sought clarification from Pakistani authorities on 11 points.Amid them the most important was the Safety Management System (SMS).

The EASA also inquired about the number of aircraft operated by national airlines and how the airline maintains safety measures.They said that the appeal filed before the EASA also included the major plane crashes in Pakistan in the last five years and the precautionary measures taken by the authorities to prevent such incidents in the future and details will be informed.

According to report, PIA will give a presentation to the Aviation Division before filing an appeal with the EASA.

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