IATA team in Pakistan to conduct safety audit of PIA

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An IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) team will be visiting Pakistan to conduct a safety audit of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), according to a media report.

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ARY News reported that the IATA team will assess the operational management and control systems of PIA during its stay in the country from September 7 to 12.
The team will also visit Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Islamabad airports to assess the airline’s aircraft and safety standards.
It is noteworthy that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had in June suspended PIA flight operations to and from Europe over safety concerns.
On Sept 1, a PIA spokesperson said that the national flag carrier has prepared its appeal against the decision in light of the EASA Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) programme and will file at an appropriate time.
Following the closure of Pakistan International Airlines flights to Europe, the PIA administration also decided to call back its employees deputed in Europe.

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