58 pilots who were previously wrongly suspended have now been released according to the recent statement by The Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA). The association will work to ensure flight safety and service in the best interests of the airline and its passengers.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been under pressure and some PIA pilots with canceled licenses are denying cases in court. A PALPA spokesman said a total of 141 pilots faced license cancellations, 31 of which were not in the PIA and 26 were charged with false data.
In the meantime, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the withdrawal of the suspension against all 58 pilots wrongly accused. In addition, cases of 20 pilots were already in court before the 2020 aviation list was published. Up to six pilots are suspended for a year, but their cases are still in court.
Association’s stance on the matter has always been very loud and clear, the spokesman said, adding that there is a procedure for obtaining a pilot’s license. Each pilot receives a professional pilot’s license from the CAA after the prescribed flight hours and after passing various tests, exams and practical training courses.
It should be noted that as a result of “myopia management and poor approach”, more than 120 commercial pilots from Pakistan deployed around the world, including 56 ground engineers serving Kuwait Airways, have lost their jobs on false accusations.
Association is part of global aviation associations and works worldwide for passengers and flight safety as well as for safer air in compliance with the PCAA aviation regulations of the United Nations (UN), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The association has never compromised its flight safety and rules and management has always been guided. Unfortunately, the pilots were reprimanded for this role, the spokesman said.