KARACHI:Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has successfully acquired approvals under ANO 145 and ANO 147, from Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority thus becoming the only Pakistani airline in South Asia to achieve both high aviation standards.
In a simple ceremony Director General Civil Aviation Authority Air Marshall (Retd) Muhammad Yousaf gave ANO Certificates to Managing Director PIA Shahnawaz Rehman whereas Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujaat Azeem was also present on the occasion, said a press release issued here on Friday.
The programme was initiated by SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries under the South Asian Regional Initiative (SARI) programme in the year 2008.
The primary objective of the programme was to harmonise aviation regulations in all member states and align the same with the European Aviation Safety Agency standards. The CAA teams performed extensive audits of PIA Engineering and Maintenance facilities and PIA Training Center before issuance of Air Navigation Orders ANO 145 and ANO 147.