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More trouble as EASA suspends Pakistani airline flights over safety concerns

EUROPEAN Union’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) authorization to serve European member states over safety concerns, the agency says, days after Pakistan’s aviation ministry ordered grounding of 150 pilots over fraud fears. A Pakistan inquiry, after the May 22, PIA Airbus A320 crash in which 98 people were killed, found that almost a third of …

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Unions question how Sirika obtained Compliance Certificate from ICRC

“The Honorable Minister has completely usurped the functions of the management and the Governing Board of the Authority. As such he has unlawfully arrogated to himself the powers to enter into agreements in the place of FAAN. This is to the extent that there is now no difference between the Ministry of Aviation and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). This is a serious infraction; a travesty and an anomaly.”

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Air Peace evacuates 327 Nigerians from London in maiden flight

NIGERIAN carrier, Air Peace continues to show capacity as the airline has evacuated 327 Nigerians from London in its maiden flight to London. The airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI departed Heathrow Airport London earlier today and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 20:41hrs, Nigerian time. After disembarking some passengers in Abuja, the aircraft will proceed …

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License Fraud: Pakistan airline suspends 150 pilots as minister announces 262 suspect licenses

FOLLOWING the release of an initial investigation fingering human error as the primary reason for last month’s crash, state-owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suspended 150 pilots after questions over the authenticity of their licenses emerged. This is as the Pakistani aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan told Parliament that 262 of Pakistan’s 860 active, licensed pilots had been found to …

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Hajj 2020: ‘Refund intending pilgrims’ funds’ Civil society urges NAHCON to direct State Pilgrims Boards

FOLLOWING the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision to limit this year’s Hajj to residents only and the wider operational implications for Hajj participating countries like Nigeria, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports Hajj has called on the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), to immediately summon a stakeholders meeting to discuss the way forward for Hajj and Umrah …

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