I still stick to my statement of finding anomalies in licences of 262 pilots: aviation minister

I still stick to my statement of finding anomalies in licences of 262 pilots: aviation minister

On Thursday, aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that he stood by his statement that anomalies were found in the licenses of 262 pilots, while some pilots did not sit their eight tests themselves. Speaking exclusively in Dunya News’ program “Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath”, the aviation minister said that...

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All licences issued to pilots are “genuine and validly issued”: CAA

All licences issued to pilots are “genuine and validly issued”: CAA

In an apparent contradiction to the aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s accusation that approximately 40 percent of Pakistani pilots had dubious licences, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has clarified that all commercial/airline transport pilots licences issued “are genuine and validly issued”. In a letter dated July 13 to a high-ranking...

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CAA okays 21 Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines

CAA okays 21 Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines

On Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) gave a clean chit to 18 Pakistani pilots working for foreign airlines, including Oman’s SalamAir and Hong Kong airlines. The names of the pilots cleared by the aviation regulator include Captain Fawad Shahab, Sheikh Saifullah, Mohammad Bilal Malik, Mohammad Javed, and Mohammad Rashid....

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Fake pilots: a nuisance to Pakistan’s aviation industry

Fake pilots: a nuisance to Pakistan’s aviation industry

By Adeel Ahmed NEVER has Pakistan’s aviation industry seen a scandal of this scale: indeed, the issue of pilots’ dubious licenses has even overshadowed the findings in the initial investigation report of the PIA plane crash occurred on May 22nd. That we came to know, through the aviation minister, that...

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PALPA general secretary fails “Check Pilot Test”

PALPA general secretary fails “Check Pilot Test”

According to reliable sources, PALPA general secretary Imran Khursheed Narejo has failed the “Check Pilot Test.” Fahmidah Yousfi The CAA’s letter has just surfaced which states that the check test was conducted on 13th March, on Airbus A-320. Captain Narejo, as per the letter, was examining the flying skills of...

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CAA announces complete closure of domestic and international airline operations across Pakistan

CAA announces complete closure of domestic and international airline operations across Pakistan

KARACHI: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced complete closure of flight operations for all domestic and international airlines across the country till further orders, media sources reported. A notification has been released by aviation authority regarding the closure of aerial frontiers. Passengers were informed pertaining the airspace closure that will also...

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Is Civil Aviation Authority Really Functional?

Is Civil Aviation Authority Really Functional?

With rescue teams yet to canvass the entire crash site and complete number of bodies yet to be collected, with the black-box yet to be discovered and reason of crash yet to be ascertained and not ruling out any chance of terrorist activity. It was the supernatural power of PIA’s...

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CAA Upgrades system to bill air planes using air space

CAA Upgrades system to bill air planes using air space

The Civil Aviation Authority has upgraded its system to timely bill air crafts using Pakistani air space.

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