PIA readies appeal for resumption of flights to European Union
KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has prepared an appeal to be filed against the decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for suspending its flights to and from the European Union for six months.
At the end of June the following year, the permission had been suspended by the EASA viewing the rising number of coronavirus case as well as following surfacing of the issue of dubious licenses. “Pakistan is not capable to certify and oversee its airline operators,” the EASA had said.
The implementation of the suspension had begun at 12:00 am UTC on Jul 1, 2020.
The ban was decided after Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulan Sarwar had disclosed that 262 PIA pilots were grounded on the bases of dubious licenses.
Dawn website has quoted sources as saying that the appeal contains reports of plane crash incidents in Pakistan and the measures taken to stop such in the future.