UAE reviews Pakistan issued licenses for airlines, pilots

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 3 July 2020: In its keenness to implement the highest aviation safety standards in the UAE, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has requested from Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority clarifications pertaining to the authenticity of the Pakistani issued licenses and verifications of the qualifications of their pilots who are holding Pakistani licenses.

The move aims to ensure the safety of the UAE public and the civil aviation are not affected and to maintain the international safety standards required for safe operations in the UAE, said the GCAA in a statement on Thursday.

Furthermore, the GCAA has reviewed all its records for Pakistani issued licenses to ensure no suspicious licenses issued by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has entered its system, said Wam.

The statement noted that the GCAA is currently in consultation with the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, and requested for more information in order to take further safety measures if needed.

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