Vietnam’s aviation authority stated on Monday it had grounded all Pakistani pilots working for native airways, amid concern from international regulators that some pilots could have been utilizing “dubious” licences.
The problem of doubtful licenses drew international consideration after Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan within the Nationwide Meeting declared that 150 pilots of the nationwide flag provider, Pakistan Worldwide Airways, had faux licences.
Final week, the Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation (IATA) expressed concern over the “serious lapse in licensing and safety oversight by the aviation regulator”.
“The head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has ordered a suspension for all Pakistani pilots working for Vietnamese airlines,” the CAAV stated in a press release on Monday.
The suspension will likely be in impact till additional discover from CAAV, it stated, including that the authority is coordinating with Pakistani authorities to overview the pilots’ profiles.
Vietnam had licensed 27 Pakistani pilots, and 12 of them have been nonetheless lively, whereas the opposite 15 pilots’ contracts had expired or have been inactive as a result of coronavirus pandemic, based on the CAAV.
Of the 12 lively pilots, 11 have been working for funds airways Vietjet Aviation and one for Jetstar Pacific, a unit of the nationwide flag provider Vietnam Airways.
Vietnam Airways and Bamboo Airways weren’t utilizing any pilots from Pakistan, the CAAV stated.
Vietnamese airways presently have 1,260 pilots, with practically half of them holding international citizenship, based on the CAAV.
UAE stops incoming passengers from Pakistan
In the meantime, the United Arab Emirates on Sunday stated it is not going to obtain passengers coming from Pakistan as of June 29 (at present) till a particular Covid-19 lab is about as much as take a look at them.
The Normal Civil Aviation Authority stated the choice additionally applies to transit flights originating from Pakistan.
Dubai state provider Emirates had already stated it was briefly suspending flights from Pakistan, efficient June 24 till July 3, after about 30 Pakistanis who arrived in Hong Kong on board an Emirates flight on June 22 examined constructive for Covid-19.