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Pakistani pilot grounded by Vietnam over licence concern

Pakistan International Airlines represent a “serious lapse” in safety controls

Vietnam whose capital city in Hanoi decided to ground Pakistani pilots over licence concern. On Monday, Vietnam Aviation Authority said that Pakistani pilot working for local airlines had grounded and among concern from all the regulations globally that some pilot may have been using suspicious or doubtful licence.

According to this, On Last week Pakistan said it will grounded 262 airline pilots whose qualification and credentials may have been falsified, after global airline body IATA which is International Air Transport Association said that irregularities found in pilot licences at Pakistan International Airlines represent a “serious lapse” in safety controls. As there are many incidents occur due to plane crash so Vietnam decided to grounded Pakistani pilots to check their licence. IATA said that due to the irregularities among Pakistani pilots represent a major lapse in safety control.

In the statement on Monday, the head of CAAV which is Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam

“ordered a suspension for all Pakistani pilots working for Vietnamese airlines”

The suspension will be in effect until further notice from CAAV, it said, adding that the authority is coordinating with Pakistani authorities to review the pilots’ profiles.

Vietnam had licensed 27 Pakistani pilots, and 12 of them were still active, while the other 15 pilots’ contracts had expired or were inactive due to the coronavirus pandemic,

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In a statement, VietJet said it had stopped assigning work to its Pakistani pilots as soon as news of the licence issue emerged and no pilots with Pakistan-issued licences were currently flying for the airline. Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways were not using any pilots from Pakistan, the CAAV said. Vietnamese airlines currently have 1,260 pilots, with nearly half of them holding foreign citizenship, according to the CAAV.

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