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Court blocks airline pilots’ strike

Ireland's High Court on Wednesday blocked a planned strike by Ryanair pilots in the country due this week that had been triggered by a row over pay. "The immediate industrial action (due Thursday and Friday) is restrained," Justice Denis McDonald told the court in Dublin. A total 180 directly-employed Ryanair pilots -- members of the Irish Airline Pilots' Association (IALPA) -- had intended to match planned action by British pilots, which may yet be blocked also at a separate hearing in London. The no-frills airline…

SC rejects retired PIA pilots’ plea for increase in pension

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by retired pilots of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) seeking an increase in their pensions, ARY News reported. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced its verdict on the petition of PIA pilots seeking directives for the federal government to increase their pensions. The petitioners had contended before the court that after years of services as public servants they were only being paid Rs8,000 to Rs33,000 in…

Licenses of 28 pilots suspended for using forged means 

KARACHI: Taking a strong exception of an ARY News report about pilots availing airline transport license through forged means, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday, has suspended licenses of over 28 pilots and served them show-cause notices. The letter, a copy of which was acquired by ARY News, lists pilots from different airlines and reads that “the pilots used illegal means and deliberately presented forged record of the examination, in order to avail the Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL)." Pilots whose…

PIA sacks four pilots over fake degrees  

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Saturday dismissed four captains among 50 officials from service over holding fake degrees. According to the details, the national flag carrier on the direction of the apex court took action against the employees holding fake degrees and sacked 50 officials, including four pilots and cabin crew. Sources said that two of the sacked pilots had been flying Boeing 777 aircraft, one airbus A-320 and one ATR plane. The PIA spokesperson said that the airline had…

Europe adopts new pilot mental health rules after plane crash

Three years after the Germanwings crash in which a pilot deliberately flew a jet into a mountainside, the European Commission has adopted new rules on pilot mental health requiring airlines for the first time to carry out a psychological assessment of pilots before they hire them. Investigators have concluded that pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the Germanwings A320 jet into a French mountainside on March 24, 2015, on a flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, killing all 150…

UN aviation agency warns of looming pilot shortage

CANADA: Hundreds of thousands of pilots will need to be trained to meet growing demand for air transport around the world by 2036, the UN aviation agency said Tuesday. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) secretary general Fang Liu said in a speech in Montreal that the number of commercial flights and passengers are forecast to double in the next 15 years while the number of pilots and other airline workers is falling due to attrition. Liu pointed to "the inevitable demographics of aging populations,…

Supreme Court wants verification of degrees of pilots

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and private airlines to come up with their respective reports in a case pertaining to appointment of pilots on fake qualification certificates. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, gave this direction while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to appointment of pilots on the basis of fake qualifications. At the outset, the CJP asked CAA officials who was responsible for verifying the certificates or…

CJP Nisar takes notice of appointment of pilots having fake degrees

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of alleged appointment of pilots holding fake qualifications. The chief justice directed the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to submit a report within 24 hours in this regard. He also summoned from the director general of CAA, details of the activities of private planes and jets on the airports of Pakistan during the last fifteen days. The DG has been asked to submit the report on January 27 at the apex court’s Karachi registry. Earlier,…