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IATA Wraps Up Operational Safety Audit Inspection of Pakistan International Airlines

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Last Updated: September 13, 2020, 11:16 IST

File photo of a Pakistan International Airlines flight. (Image Source: Reuters)

File photo of a Pakistan International Airlines flight. (Image Source: Reuters)

IATA carried out an operational safety audit of different departments of the flag carrier, including its flight operation, ground handling, flight safety and security and engineering.

A four-member team of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit has completed its week-long audit inspection of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

The foreign experts carried out an operational safety audit of different departments of the flag carrier, including its flight operation, ground handling, flight safety and security and engineering, Dawn news reported.

The operational safety audit is carried out every two years with the last exercise conducted in 2018.

On Monday, the team held a meeting and then visited the cargo area of the airport in Karachi.

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They also sought the record of the engineering section of the PIA and other relevant documents for audit.

On Wednesday, the team inspected ground handling and technical ramp.

In addition, the experts inspected the engineering department on Thursday which will continue on Friday.

The experts will conclude their visit on Friday with a meeting with PIA Chief Executive Officer retired Air Marshal Arshad Malik.

The IATA had designed the audit programme in 2003 to assess operational management and control systems of the airlines.

After the audit, the airlines are given an operational clearance certificate.

The IATA carries out operational safety audit every two years.

The last audit of PIA was carried out in 2018.

first published:September 13, 2020, 11:16 IST
last updated:September 13, 2020, 11:16 IST