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by on June 30, 2020
Pakistan’s airline PIA is under hot waters since the recent aircraft crash that took place in Karachi. The public is calling them out on their irresponsible stance and negligence here and then. Hence, may it be under pressure or due to actual consideration PIA has finally suspended 150 pilot licenses. However, when the list hit social media, some shocking revelations were made.   PIA Pilot Sisters – An example of bravery or deceit? ...
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by on June 30, 2020
Vietnam’s civil aviation authority has grounded all Pakistani pilots flying for Vietnamese airlines, as global aviation regulators answer to revelations by Pakistani authorities final week that much more than 250 pilots had been granted licences fraudulently. Pakistan’s aviation minister stated past 7 days that 262 of the country’s 860 active pilots had obtained their qualifications fraudulently by having a person else acquire their examinations, administered by the Pakistani civil aviation r...
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by on June 30, 2020
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airline’s air operations permit for a period of six months, the national carrier’s spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez Khan said on Tuesday. The move follows the grounding of 262 pilots whose licences Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan termed “dubious”. “EASA has temporarily suspended PIA’s authorisation to operate to the EU member states for a period of 6 months effective July 1, 2020, with the right to appea...
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by on June 29, 2020
Japanese investigators believe biocide treatment of fuel on a Jetstar Airways Boeing 787-8 led to the aircraft’s losing thrust in both engines during a service to Osaka’s Kansai airport two days later. The aircraft (VH-VKJ) had departed Cairns on 29 March last year. As it descended through 16,100ft (4,900m) towards Kansai, the crew started to receive instability indications from the right-hand General Electric GEnx-1B engine. ...
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by on June 29, 2020
Air France’s fleet of Airbus A380s this week became the latest victim of the COVID-19 pandemic after the airline confirmed that its remaining nine aircraft would not be returning to service. The SkyTeam alliance member originally planned to phase out the superjumbo by 2022, but the date has been brought forward in light of the current crisis facing the aviation industry. Five of the A380s are owned by Air France or on finance lease, while four are on operating lease. All nine are currently...
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by on June 29, 2020
British Airways, a unit of International Consolidated Airlines Group, will cut 350 pilots and put another 300 in a “pool” for re-hire (Leave without Pay ) when needed as part of a deal reached with cockpit crew, The Sun reported. Most of the pilots facing compulsory redundancies worked from Gatwick airport in London, according to the report, which didn’t say where the information came from. Captains and first officers who are placed in the pool don’t currently have an aircraft to work on and ...
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by on June 28, 2020
British Airways’ first Boeing 787-10 is finally being delivered after a half-year delay. The aircraft is currently due to arrive in its new London Heathrow home at 11:50 this morning. Its been a long wait for British Airways’ first Boeing 787-10. The aircraft was first due to be delivered to the British flag carrier in January, with entry to service targetted for February. However, the plane wasn’t delivered in January or February, March, April, and May. Now, around half a year later, the new ai...
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by on June 28, 2020
ISLAMABAD: Foreign airlines are said to have started action against Pakistani employees on the matter of suspicious licences of pilots. Thousands of lives will be saved. A major step taken by Pakistan and filled by Kuwait. It's better late than never. As per media reports Kuwait airlines has grounded seven Pakistani pilots and 56 engineers while lists of Pakistani pilots engineers and ground handling staff have been prepared by Qatar, Emirates , Oman and Vietnam airlines. Decision has been ta...
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by on June 28, 2020
Ryanair jet carrying 172 people from Stansted was 40 seconds from smashing into the ground in France when pilots 'lost situational awareness' in cloud, report reveals  A Ryanair flight approaching Bergerac airport in poor weather conditions flew too low for more than two minutes and was ordered to 'pull up' by an automated safety system.  The jet, which was travelling between London Stansted and Bergerac, France triggered several altitude warnings on its approach to the airport - which inc...
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by on June 27, 2020
Air Carrier land into Imphal air terminal are right now under investigation by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The inquiry being examined is: during decent to land in Imphal, do certain pilots break the cutoff points set for a protected decent rate to wilfully complete an "unstabilized" or risky approach and landing so as to save fuel.  Early this week, Capt Amit Singh, an air security expert sent a mail to the DGCA making the controller aware of a specific example that he h...
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by on June 27, 2020
Pakistan airline terminated 150 pilots over fake licence & certificates fraud   ...
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by on June 26, 2020
It is the end of the road for Qantas’ Boeing 747. The Queen of the Skies has been with the flag carrier of Australia since 1971. However, with much of the airline’s fleet remaining on the ground due to strict travel restrictions, it has decided that it is time to retire the icon.  When the airline eventually emerges from this coronavirus-induced coma it will favour aircraft which carry fewer passengers and consume less fuel than the gas-guzzling four-engined jumbo, such as the Boeing 787-9 an...
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