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Clement Charpentreau

Pakistan International Airlines fires 28 pilots with fake license

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) laid off 60 pilots, of which 28 were sacked for holding fake licenses. The decision follows the recent investigation of the local regulator that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious degrees....


Clement Charpentreau

FAA lowers Pakistan's air safety rating and bans flights to US

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has downgraded the international safety rating of Pakistan's aviation and banned Pakistani airlines from offering new services to the United States....


Clement Charpentreau

US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over fake degrees

The United States banned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights from its airspace. The decision follows the recent investigation that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious licenses....


Rytis Beresnevicius

CAA bans Pakistan International Airlines operating flights to UK

A day after EASA banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating flights in Europe, the United Kingdom's CAA followed suit and prohibited the carrier from entering UK's airspace....


Clement Charpentreau

EASA bans Pakistan International Airlines from European airspace

As a consequence of the recent investigation that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious degrees, the European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has temporarily suspended the country’s flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) and Vision Air International, from operating to and from the European Union....


Clement Charpentreau

Vietnam grounds 27 Pakistani pilots over license concerns

Following the investigation of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) that revealed an alarming number of dubious licenses, 27 Pakistani pilots working for Vietnamese airlines were suspended....


Clement Charpentreau

After alarming report, PIA takes action on “fake pilot licenses”

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority carried out an investigation that found that 40% of pilots in the country held fake pilot licenses. In response to the findings, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended 150 of its 426 pilots pending further investigation....


Clement Charpentreau

Evidence from PIA PK8303 black boxes to be made public

Pakistani experts investigating the crash of PIA flight PK8303 returned from Le Bourget, France with the evidence extracted from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders by the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA)....


Clement Charpentreau

Millions in cash found in PIA PK8303 wreckage

The investigators and rescuers working at the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 crash site recovered over 30 million Indian rupees (about $400,000) in cash in the wreckage of the Airbus A320....


AeroTime Team

Investigators find missing PIA PK8303 black box

The investigators working on the downed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) A320 crash site found the missing black box, the cockpit voice recorder. A day after denying the earlier-found black box was sent out of the country, French authorities have now confirmed that both flight recorders would be analyzed in France. ...