50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses.

Date: 30 Jun 2020 09:26
Author:

Pakistan aviation minister announced almost 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses. 


Islamabad, Pakistan More than 30% of civilian pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses and are not qualified to fly, the country's aviation minister revealed Wednesday.

Addressing Pakistan's National Assembly, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 262 pilots in the country "did not take the exam themselves" and had paid someone else to sit it on their behalf. "They don't have flying experience," he said. Pakistan has 860 active pilots serving its domestic airlines -- including the country's Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flagship -- as well as a number of foreign carriers, Khan said.


PIA has grounded all its pilots who hold fake licenses, effective immediately. "PIA acknowledges that fake licenses is not just a PIA issue but spread across the entire Pakistani airline industry," spokesperson Abdullah Khan said, adding that some of the fake pilots also fly for foreign carriers





Loading comments for 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses. ...

Recommended

Dassault Falcon Service Offers a Second Life To a Heavily Damaged Falcon

In December 2017, a parked Falcon 7X at a remote airport, in Malta, was blown from its position by strong winds, sending the aircraft crashing into a nearby building. The front section of the aircraft...

Dassault Falcon news at NBAA

Dassault went to NBAA with biofuel and Falcon 6X Advances to Initial ProductionDassault Aviation is participating in the Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative being held at this year’s Natio...

2019 first half-year Dassault results Press conference

During a press conference presented 2019 first half-year results on September 4 Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, has talked about an economy and geo-politcal uncertainty of the 20...

Dassault Falcon 6X in progress

The construction of the new Dassault Falcon 6X is going well. Dassault Aviation froze the design last May 2019. At that time, Dassault had already started manufacturing parts in several 'satellit...

Business Aviation to help against COVID-19

Air Charter Company Helps Feed COVID-19 Impacted CitizensBusiness aviation companies throughout the country are lending a hand to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In USA, Wheels Up, an...