US air regulator downgrades Pakistan’s flight safety rating

The US Federal aviation administration (FAA) has downgraded the safety rating of airlines from Pakistan. Reuters reported on Monday, July 13.

According to the rating of the regulator, Pakistan airlines no longer meet the standards of international air transport, which is why the country received the second category of flight safety.

In connection with the downgrade of the airlines of Pakistan can be subjected to a more significant number of inspections in the US air gates. At the same time, they cannot increase the number of flights, as well as open new destinations in the United States.

On July 10, it was reported that the US Department of transportation had revoked the permission of Pakistan International airlines to fly to the US due to concerns expressed by the FAA about the possible admission of pilots with fake licenses to flights.

The scandal broke out after a Pakistan airlines plane crashed in residential areas on May 22. There were about 100 people on the aircraft.

Initially, the mayor of Karachi, Wasim Akhtar, announced the death of all passengers on the Pakistan airlines plane. However, after that, reports in the local media appeared information about the fact that this plane crash is a survivor.

On May 25, Pakistan’s civil aviation Minister, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, said in the lower house of Parliament that 262 out of 850 pilots in the country have fake or money-bought flight qualifications.

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