Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA), a European aviation watchdog, has expressed satisfaction with Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) safety standards and reduced its safety hazard index to zero.
In a statement, PIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arshad Malik stated the airline had received a “perfect safety score.”
PIA met the European Aviation Safety Agency’s safety targets, and the SAFA’s zero-safety-hazard index ranked the national carrier among the finest global airlines with the safest operating records.
He went on to say that SAFA conducts regular inspections of commercial aircraft arriving in Europe, Canada, and the Gulf, and that PIA achieved the aim for the first time in history.
He applauded the national flag carrier’s dedicated and honest efforts, which yielded outstanding results, with the airline now standing at zero ratio, the highest SAFA safety grade. It is a significant demonstration of commitment to world-class safety and airworthiness standards, according to Arshad Malik.
The airline’s team, according to the PIA CEO, has made the country proud.
Alhamodillah #PIA achieves perfect safety score. Under @EASA mandate, Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) inspections of commercial aircraft landing in Europe, Canada & Gulf is conducted on regular basis & is assessed. #PIA for 1st time in its history has achieved… pic.twitter.com/fmF7v6iXYk— Air Marshal Arshad Malik (@amarshadmalik) November 5, 2021
After a one-year review of SAFA of PIA’s Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 aircraft, PIA received the safety ratings on October 20.
Following the pilots’ license incident, SAFA has been scrutinizing and auditing PIA planes at international airports on a regular basis.
It’s worth noting that, following the pilots’ license scandal, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) banned the PIA’s license to operate flights in the bloc for six months in the first week of July last year.