PIA operational safety measures improved  

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KARACHI: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) team has observed the improvements in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operation safety measures as compared with the audit report compiled in 2018.

A team of operational safety auditors from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) paid a five-day visit to Pakistan to scrutinize the safety parameters of the national carrier.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) team expressed satisfaction on the interim report of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) after completing its audit.

According to the report, the national carrier’s administration has completed 98.5 percent parameters, whereas the remaining part is due to be addressed.

The IOSA auditors have scrutinized all departments of the PIA including flight operation, passenger services, safety, security and engineering for measuring the qualitative safety steps of travelers and aircraft.

The audit is necessary after every two years for the airlines to scrutinize the safety standards for the commercial aviation activities under the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

After facing a ban on flight operations by the European Union (EU), it is crucial for the PIA to clear the audit for ending the concerns over its flight safety standards.

Earlier, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had in June suspended Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) flight operations to and from Europe over safety concerns.

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