PIA enhances pre-flight checks

Karachi: To assure fool proof aviation safety in aircraft, PIA has increased strict monitoring of its Pre Flight Checks System for both Cockpit and Cabin Crew with immediate effect. Director Flight Operations has been assigned the task to personally monitor the Pre Flight Check System on all flights with Zero Tolerance, said PIA Spokesperson.

PIA Management has deplored the Leeds, Bradford incident in which one of its pilots was found in violation of aviation safety regulations. Though, the Management has taken immediate action by grounding and suspending the pilot but to reassure its valued passengers a drive of strict monitoring is now in effect.

The spokesman said though, the Leeds, Bradford episode was an isolated incident but PIA is highly concerned about the strict monitoring of conduct of cockpit and cabin crew. It is to be assured that Aviation Safety Regulations which are already in place will be followed with high degree of certainty.

Director Flight Operations has instructed Chief Medical Officer to depute medical staff at all check in points to ensure a fool proof monitoring. He has issued instructions to all concerned reinvigorating the need to implement safety regulations.

Management has vowed to immediately suspend/ground the avoider of safety rules on the spot which may lead to his/her termination from service.

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