UAE regulator seeks to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots

Filed on July 2, 2020 | Last updated on July 2, 2020 at 06.57 am
UAE regulator, seeks, verify credentials, Pakistani pilots

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The civil aviation authority requested the verification of the credentials of Pakistani pilots.

The UAE is seeking to verify the credentials of the Pakistani pilots and engineers employed by its airlines after the South Asian government grounded 262 pilots for holding "dubious" qualifications.

Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority, requested the verification of the credentials of Pakistani pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, and flight operations officers working in the country in a June 29 letter to the Director-General of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority, Hassan Nasir Jamy.

"We would like to request your good offices to verify the licensing credentials of the attached pilots list who are currently holding UAE's pilots licences based on licences and qualifications issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority," the letter said.

Pakistan's aviation ministry did not respond to a request for comment.

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