PIA: (PIA clarifies flight operation to UAE going smoothly)

ISLAMABAD: PIA spokesman has clarified that airline’s flight operation to UAE is going on smoothly as all Boeing 777 and six A-320 of its fleet already have the new Airborne Collision Avoidance System.

Referring to media reports regarding imposition of restrictions on the use of UAEs airspace without upgrading to new Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS), he said on Tuesday that UAE authorities had imposed these restrictions giving three days notice to PIA to upgrade its aircraft using their airspace to the new ACAS version.

The Spokesman said PIA has applied for waiver for A-310 and remaining A-320 aircraft till April next year. Meanwhile Chairman PIA has asked the concerned department to speed up efforts to upgrade the remaining aircraft to this version of ACAS.