No flights without CAA’s safety audit, EASA tells PIA
European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has refused to allow the operation of PIA flights without the safety audit of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday, quoting its sources.
The sources add EASA wants reforms in CAA’s mode of issuing licences.
In the response, the EASA letter says: “Regarding the lack of confidence in certification and oversight activities performed by the Pakistani CAA, which was the second aspect that led to the suspension of Third Country Operator Authorisation, the investigation performed by the European Commission and by the ICAO have not yet been concluded.
“Consequently, as all preconditions to lift the suspension are not met and, as an audit will be necessary, the agency decided not to revoke your Third Country Operator Authorisation but to extend the suspension period by additional three months....”