Pakistan successfully passes 75% aviation safety score
Pakistan and several other nations have managed to succeed in implementing more than 75% of aviation safety standards.
In a positive development, Pakistan has achieved a score of 75% in the aviation safety target.
The South Asian country is among the list of various nations that have managed to surpass to pass the standards.
This was revealed in a report released by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for the year 2019.
According to details, Pakistan, and 46 other nations, managed to succeed in implementing more than 75% of aviation safety standards.
Meanwhile, the report disclosed that aviation accidents rose by 16% in 2019 compared to the previous year.
The proportion of plane accidents was 2.9% in a million flights.
It is pertinent to note that the national carrier — Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) — passed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) in July 2021.
The purpose of the national carrier to pass the audit was to resume flight operations to the European Union (EU), the UK, and the US.
Nevertheless, PIA is waiting for the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to get its audit done by the ICAO.
It is pertinent to note that PIA had come under the scrutiny of international organizations since the time when the Minister for Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, declared that around 30% of Pakistani pilots had fake licenses.
A team from ICAO was set to visit Pakistan from the 5th to the 15th of July this year to reviews the progress of the safety standards set up by the CAA.
However, this visit was postponed to September or October this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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