PIA Pilot “Disregards” Security Rules

PIA Pilot “Disregards” Security Rules



KARACHI: A senior and persuasive pilot of the Pakis­tan International Airlines has purportedly abused flying laws by bargaining air security, and uncovered many lives to threat while working a Toronto-bound flight on July 4, it is dependably learnt.

As per sources, Sadiq Rehman, who previously held the post of VP of the Pakis­tan Air Lines Pilots Associa­tion (Palpa), had not taken the 24-hour required rest in Lahore before working the transoceanic flight from that point.

Reacting to Dawn inquiries, PIA representative Mashhood Tajwar yielded that the pilot did not take the compulsory rest before working the long span flight on July 4.

The sources said that the PIA had planned Mr Reh­man to land in Lahore on July 2 evening, lay on July 3 and afterward proceed (in the wake of resting for more than 36 hours) to work the flight to Canada.

Mr Rehman did not take after the timetable. He remained in Karachi on July 2 and left for Lahore on July 3 evening alongside 30kgs of gear in two bags and after that worked the Toronto-bound flight on July 4 morning, without finishing the 24-hour compulsory rest.

The sources said that the 24-hour compulsory rest was recommended by the CAA guidelines and Air Navigation Order (ANO) a little while later pull flights with the goal that the group could stay crisp amid the flight, as an exhausted, under-refreshed and exhausted team in the cockpit is a certain welcome to a debacle.

Mr Tajwar disclosed to Dawn that pilot Rehman gone from Karachi on board PK-306, arri­ving in Lahore at 8.45pm on July 3.

This makes his stay in Lahore for around 15 hours before he worked PK-789 on July 4 at 11.35am.

Updated April 17, 2016

KARACHI: A senior pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines has flown a Lahore-Toronto flight without taking obligatory rest, trading off air wellbeing and putting the lives of several travelers on load up in peril, it risen here on Saturday.

Sources said Capt Imran Butt worked the whole deal flight on Friday morning (Jan 29, 2016) without taking the obligatory 24-hour rest at Lahore, where he had touched base by a PIA flight from Karachi late on Thursday night (Jan 28).

An archive arranged by PIA’s Passenger Handling Services Division for Flight 306 (Jan 28), which took off from Karachi at night and arrived at Lahore in the night, demonstrates the name of Capt Imran at serial No 79 in the travelers’ rundown. Another PIA archive, demonstrating the names of the team individuals who worked Flight 797 (Lahore-Toronto) on Jan 29 in the morning, demonstrates the name of pilot Imran Butt at serial No 2, just underneath the name of the other pilot, Akeel Akhtar.

The sources said that if the time that slipped by between Imran Butt’s flight arrival at Lahore on Thursday night and his exchange to an inn and afterward his pickup for obligation from the inn on Friday morning is included, his rest time at the Lahore lodging would be not exactly even 12 hours against the required 24 hours.

The sources said that the issue of FDTL (Flight Duty Time Limitation) infringement by Capt Butt was significantly more genuine on the grounds that he till half a month back had filled in as the main pilot in the PIA, setting a terrible case for his youngsters.

Reacting to Dawn questions, PIA representative said the PIA had booked the obligation of pilot Imran Butt as indicated by the CAA principles and control identifying with the FDTL concerning rest time before the whole deal flight. On the off chance that he had not taken after the timetable and had taken some other flight from Karachi to Lahore, the carrier did not realize that at introduce. Nonetheless, the aircraft would investigate the issue and if any inconsistency had been submitted, lawful activity would be started against the violator. The representative said he would refresh this columnist too, which he has not done.

The sources said that in another episode at some point back when another PIA pilot damaged the FDTL the CAA forced a fine of Rs500,000, yet it was later diminished to Rs50,000 lastly the fine was composed off.

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