Pakistani airlines are likely to start operating flights to the US, UK, and Europe soon!
The development comes as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has cleared a safety audit conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
As being reported, the ICAO has expressed its satisfaction over safety measures adopted by Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority at the country’s leading airports that will pave the way for the European Union (EU) to lift its ban on PIA flights.
The ICAO removed the Significant Safety Concern (SSC) from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA).
Showing satisfaction, the ICAO removed SSC giving 72.77 ranking in its recent audit of PCAA.
According to the ICAO spokesperson, the Organisation had conducted the audit in December last year.
An ICAO audit team had visited Pakistan to undertake a safety audit of the aviation authority completing the process on December 10.
However, its final report has now been released.
In its January 4 letter to DG CAA Khaqan Murtaza, ICAO’s Deputy Director Denis Guindon wrote that the committee conducted the audit in December 2021 and “determined that the actions taken by Pakistan had successfully resolved SSC (Significant Safety Concern).”
“I wish to refer to the Significant Safety Concern (SSC/PEL-01/09-2020/PAK refers) that was issued to Pakistan on 18 September 2020 as well as the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) audit that was conducted by an ICAO team in Pakistan from 29 November to 10 December 2021.”
“In accordance with the USOAP SSC process, […] the ICAO SSC Validation Committee reviewed the actions and relevant evidence validated in Pakistan. The Committee determined that the actions taken by Pakistan had successfully resolved SSC,” the letter stated.