Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has become one of the best airlines in the world after achieving zero index in the audit conducted by European air safety watchdog SAFA (Safety Audit for Foreign-Origin Aircraft.)
SAFA conducted periodic and surprise safety checks for all the non-European Airlines at different airports in the world. PIA was under intense scrutiny by SAFA inspectors at most of the international airports following fake license scandals of the pilot in Pakistan.
With zero findings being recorded by SAFA in the last few weeks, the air safety watchdog lowered its safety hazard index to zero, which is considered a perfect score.
PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik thanked the Almighty for the achievement and congratulated the team for hard efforts to acquire the highest ever safety ratings.
Perfect SAFA Safety Ratings. Dedicated & sincere efforts of #PIA team showed magnificent results & we stand at zero ratio, a huge manifestation of adherence of world class safety & Air Worthiness standards, Bravo PIA Team for making #Pakistan proud
— Air Marshal Arshad Malik (Retd) (@amarshadmalik) November 5, 2021
He added that now the management is focusing on in-house safety checks on international flights. Arshad Malik said that he is restructuring the PIA’s Safety Department. New safety culture has been introduced where special emphasis and career incentives are given to employees who adhere to rules.
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He added that PIA has offered special support to the regulatory authority in Pakistan as well, aiding them to clear the ICAO Audit in November of this year, which will pave the way for the resumption of flights to the west.
In September, CEO Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Air Marshal Arshad Malik took to Twitter to announce the induction of a new A320 Airbus into its fleet.
He wrote, “By the grace of Almighty, after years of wait, PIA management humbly announces the induction of yet another A320 aircraft in its fleet.”
He thanked the Government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Finance while saying, “the aim is to improve productivity and provide enhanced travel services to our worthy guests.
Similarly, the National Carrier PIA also posted a video of the jet named “Vintage 2017”. The airline announced that the jet has arrived at the New Islamabad International Airport.