Latest Pakistan News > Karachi News – Aviation Authority (CAA) began from today (Monday) the comprehensive examination of aircrafts of all private airline companies in a bid to stem the air accidents.
A single plane’s checking will take two to three days’ time and the process will continue for over one month.
It should be mentioned here that the disorganization triggered by the emergency landing of a Shaheen Air’s plane at Karachi airport yesterday, could not be normalized as yet.
Following the near-disaster occurrences involving Shaheen Air’s two planes yesterday, Federal Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar ordered the exhaustive technical scrutiny of the planes of all private companies.
The CAA’s airworthiness department, without bringing the flight operation of the private companies to a standstill, has today burst into the checking process.
The association’s spokesman said instead of grounding all planes, an airplane will be put to scrutiny in two to three days, adding checking thus of all airplanes one by one of three private airline companies, will take over a month’s time.
The spokesman said Bhoja Air’s fleet has been picked up for the checking, Shaheen Air comes second and then, the aircrafts of AirBlue will be put to the technical inspection.
Meantime, Karachi airport yesterday remained blocked for over eight hours in the wake of tire burst of a Shaheen Air’s plane, throwing topsy turvy the flight operation that could not be put back into normal as yet.
The spokesman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said over 150 flights daily operate from Karachi airport; hence, it will take one to two days to bring under control the disorganized situation triggered by eight-hour disruption of flight service.
The spokesman said the same disorganization caused the operation of PK-351 one hour earlier today.