After continued efforts, a previously grounded aircraft of Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Airbus A-320 BLV has been restored after a year of inactivity, according to PIA spokesperson.
PIA CEO, Air Marshal Arshad Malik, had directed the concerned departments to restore all the grounded planes after he took charge in November. The said aircraft had been inactive since May last year and it has now been resurrected following the use of local resources.
Arshad Malik has lauded the efforts of the engineering, flight operations, supply chain management, and finance departments for timely completion of the job. The involved staff has been awarded certificates of appreciation.
Earlier, a Boeing 777 had also been restored to make it fit for flying last month.
Despite formal requests for financial assistance, the government didn’t provide any substantial funds, due to which PIA had to rely on its own resources for the restoration of its aircraft. Following the successful restoration, no other PIA aircraft is currently grounded.
The return of two aircraft to its fleet means that PIA can perform all the Hajj operations without any external support.