CAA Fails to Address Concerns Regarding Licenses

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has failed to address the concerns of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

ICAO, however, has granted CAA 90 days to ensure it addresses all of its concerns.


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According to details, ICAO had directed CAA to address its different concerns across four areas including licensing and training of pilots.

ICAO had raised these concerns following the revelation made by Minister for Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, in the National Assembly while presenting the investigation report of PIA’s PK-8303 crash regarding the fake licenses possessed by most of the national carrier’s pilots.

After this startling revelation, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in June, had suspended PIA’s authorization to operate in European Union member countries for the next 6 months.


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Following in the footsteps of the EASA, the UK’s CAA had also revoked PIA’s operating permit.

In July, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had downgraded the safety ranking of the entire Pakistani civilian airline system to category 2.



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