Leading website airline rating has downgraded PIA‘s ranking to the 1-star airline after the issue of fake licenses of Pakistan International Airlines pilots came to light.
Out of the seven stars, only the one-star rating is very low, which could lead to many difficulties for the PIA.
Geoffrey Thomas, editor-in-chief of the Air rating website, says it is clear that bribery and counterfeiting of pilot licenses are essential.
It may be recalled that last month, Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar while presenting the preliminary investigation report of the plane crash in the National Assembly, had revealed that out of 434, the licenses of 150 PIA pilots were suspected to be fake. 150 pilots were immediately grounded.
Later, the UAE Civil Aviation Authority had contacted Pakistan Aviation to verify the licenses of Pakistani pilots, engineers, and flight operations officers working in the Gulf countries.
The European Union Air Safety Agency (EIAA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air operations permit for European countries for six months.
While this decision calls into question the future of PIA, it also puts at stake the jobs of hundreds of pilots who have obtained pilot licenses from Pakistan and other national and international sources besides PIA. Work for airlines.
Following the European Union Air Safety Agency, the British Civil Aviation Authority has also suspended the PIA license.