Vietnam grounds all Pakistani pilots after licence scandal

Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam says it has grounded all Pakistani pilots after considerations that a few of them might have been utilizing faux licences.

Vietnam’s aviation authority has mentioned it had grounded all Pakistani pilots working for native airways, amid concern from international regulators that some pilots might have been utilizing “doubtful” licences.

“The top of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV)
has ordered a suspension for all Pakistani pilots working for
Vietnamese airways,” the CAAV mentioned in an announcement on Monday.

The suspension might be in impact till additional discover from
CAAV, it mentioned, including that the authority is coordinating with
Pakistani authorities to evaluation the pilots’ profiles.

Pakistan mentioned final week it is going to floor 262 airline pilots whose credentials might have been falsified, after international airways physique, IATA mentioned that irregularities present in pilot licences at Pakistan Worldwide Airways signify a “severe lapse” in security controls.

International citizenship

Vietnam had licensed 27 Pakistani pilots, and 12 of them
had been nonetheless energetic, whereas the opposite 15 pilots’ contracts had
expired or had been inactive because of the coronavirus pandemic,
in response to the CAAV.

Of the 12 energetic pilots, 11 had been working for price range airways
Vietjet Aviation and one for Jetstar Pacific, a unit of
the nationwide flag service Vietnam Airways.

Vietnam Airways and Bamboo Airways weren’t utilizing any
pilots from Pakistan, the CAAV mentioned.

Vietnamese airways at the moment have 1,260 pilots, with almost half of them holding international citizenship, in response to the CAAV.

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Supply: Reuters



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