BestWestern
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Pakistan CAA Gets Maintenance Warning

Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:57 am

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-ne...a-gets-maintenance-warning-from-eu

The European Union (EU) has decertified the maintenance certification of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and issued a notice to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to improve its maintenance standards within a couple of months; otherwise, the airline would have to stop operations in the EU countries, sources in the airlines said on Saturday.

A senior aviation expert said the move could be complete or partial, since the last EU ban on the PIA flights was partial; however, certain aircraft were cleared by the EU inspectors after check to fly to the European countries.

The PIA management had been warned to ensure better maintenance of aircraft, but it failed to rectify its mistakes, resulting in suspension of the EASA’ certification.

Sources in PIA said the reason behind the current mess was poor supply mechanism for spare parts, as the protocol set by the aircraft manufacturers was not being followed.



And a disgraceful comment from PIA - blaming politics...


When contacted, a PIA spokesman Tahir Khalique rejected the reports of decertification, saying the airline had not received any letter on the subject, as only a verbal warning was issued to the CAA.

The EU warning was motivated the PIA’s plan to purchase B-777 from the Boeing Company, while the EU-based Airbus wanted to pressurise the airline through EU to consider its aircraft as well, he added.

He said negotiations were also underway to purchase five Airbuses, which would end the pressure game automatically, he concluded.
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flyhigh@tom
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RE: Pakistan CAA Gets Maintenance Warning

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:26 am

Quoting bestwestern (Thread starter):
And a disgraceful comment from PIA - blaming politics...


When contacted, a PIA spokesman Tahir Khalique rejected the reports of decertification, saying the airline had not received any letter on the subject, as only a verbal warning was issued to the CAA.

The EU warning was motivated the PIA’s plan to purchase B-777 from the Boeing Company, while the EU-based Airbus wanted to pressurise the airline through EU to consider its aircraft as well, he added.

He said negotiations were also underway to purchase five Airbuses, which would end the pressure game automatically, he concluded.

Mr. Khalique is barking up the wrong tree as EU "had" blacklisted the A310s and B747s from operating in to the EU while allowing the B777. Hope PIA gets its house in order soon to avoid a second blacklisting exercise.
 
kaitak
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RE: Pakistan CAA Gets Maintenance Warning

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:27 am

I read somewhere, very rcently (I think it was "Air Britain News" - January issue) that a large number of PK's fleet, including 2 777s and 6 A310s - were grounded by maintenance issues.

Quoting bestwestern (Thread starter):
The EU warning was motivated the PIA’s plan to purchase B-777 from the Boeing Company, while the EU-based Airbus wanted to pressurise the airline through EU to consider its aircraft as well, he added.

He said negotiations were also underway to purchase five Airbuses, which would end the pressure game automatically, he concluded.

Not just disgraceful, but frightening; they have not learned from previous experience. Ironically, when PK was last banned by the EU, the 777 was the only aircraft allowed to fly to the EU - being quite new at the time!
 
BestWestern
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RE: Pakistan CAA Gets Maintenance Warning

Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:31 am

It was never in doubt that PK were going to order Boeing

Quoting kaitak (Reply 2):
they have not learned from previous experience

Indeed.
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Tupolev160
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RE: Pakistan CAA Gets Maintenance Warning

Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:09 am

Interesting news, thank you bestwestern. That country is such a mess...
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