CAA clears 21 Pakistani pilots working with Oman, Hong Kong airlines

KARACHI: Licences of 21 Pakistani pilots, working in Oman and Hong Kong international airlines, were verified and cleared by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Tuesday.

The CAA of Oman and Hong Kong had penned a letter to CAA Pakistan seeking clarification regarding licences of the 21 pilots, who are working in the Oman International Airlines.
The licences were declared clear after a forensic audit of the licences by the DG Civil Aviation Authority.

It may be noted that 18 Pakistani pilots are working in Oman and three in Hong Kong International Airlines.

On Monday, the CAA had verified the licences of 16 out of 17 Pakistani pilots who were currently employed at Malaysia Airlines.

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The CAA-Malaysia (CAAM) had asked Pakistani authorities to provide information of pilots employed by the operator in view of recent reports of fake licences.

It is pertinent to mention that many countries, including the United States (US), European Union (EU), Britain, African airlines and Bahrain government, had asked the CAA to provide the detailed information about pilots after the emergence of the licencing scandal.

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