All Pakistani pilots working for Vietnamese airways have legitimate and legit licences and none have been concerned in a flight incident or security menace, the federal government stated on Saturday.
Vietnam final month grounded working for native airways amid concern from world regulators that some pilots might have been utilizing doubtful licences.
“All licences administered by the Pakistani aviation regulator are legitimate and valid. There are no fake licences, as mentioned by the media,” a authorities assertion stated, citing a word from the Pakistani embassy to the Vietnamese authorities.
Vietnam had licensed 27 Pakistani pilots and 12 of them have been nonetheless energetic. The different 15 pilots’ contracts had expired or have been inactive as a result of coronavirus pandemic, in keeping with Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority.
The problem of ‘dubious’ licences drew world consideration after Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan revealed that there have been 860 energetic pilots within the nation and 260 pilots had not sat their exams themselves and nearly 30 per cent of the pilots had faux or improper licence and didn’t have flying expertise.
After the aviation disaster emerged, the civil aviation authorities of various nations together with Malaysia, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar formally contacted Pakistan to confirm if the industrial pilot licences (CPL)/airline transport pilot licences (ATPL) issued by the CAA are real and validly issued.
Some nations expressed concern over the pilot licencing problem and requested Pakistani authorities to tell them what measures had been taken to make sure all civilian pilots are correctly licensed and skilled in keeping with ICAO laws.
Last week, the Aviation Division had cleared 95 per cent licences of Pakistani pilots serving in several airways in seven nations and stated that the method of verification of the remaining can be accomplished this week.