PIA pilots said that Airbus A-310 is a safe passenger air craft while rejecting media reports regarding the safety of aircraft.
They said that aircraft is still flying in Europe and other part of the world.
Captain Amir Hashami, former president Pakistan Airline Pilots Association, (PALPA) while speaking with ProPakistani declared that management had grounded these aircraft to mint money.
“Old management wanted to sell A310s at a throw away price, however, these planes could be used for few more years if they had spent some money on engines”, Amir Hashami told.
Captain Amir Hashami further told that PIA has its maintenance facility with trained pilots and simulator of Air bus A310.
“Media knows nothing of aviation industry but they pose to be experts just like PIA management.” He said.
During last 3 decades PIA successfully used A310s, which is a medium to long range wide-body airplane providing a spacious interior to its travelers.
PIA has deployed the A310-300 fleet on Far East, regional as well as domestic routes.
PIA’s decision to reuse its old aircraft clearly shows a shift in policy. Previously management decided to ground old aircraft and lease new ones to enhance the fleet.