RAWALPINDI: Among the two Airbus A320 aircraft the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had actually obtained on completely dry lease from the Financial institution of Utah, the US, landed at Islamabad International Airport on Tuesday morning.
The various other airplane is anticipated to arrive within a number of weeks, according to a PIA representative.
With the enhancement of these two Jet A320s, the nationwide flag provider’s fleet will certainly increase to 29 aircraft of different brand names.
The spokesman stated PIA had floated tender for acquisition of aircraft on lease. He said the two airplane acquired on dry lease from the Financial institution of Utah were manufactured in 2017 with passenger capability of 170 seats.
Fleet will certainly broaden to 29 airplane with the arrival of second aircraft this month
The PIA has actually planned to upgrade its fleet with new variations of fuel-efficient latest technology airplane. The process of inducting airplane had reduced as a result of Covid pandemic as well as prevailing aircraft sector dilemma worldwide, according to the airline company spokesman.
Air Marshal Arshad Malik, ceo of the national flag provider, while sharing his sights on shipment of the first A320 airplane claimed that PIA’s purpose was to provide ideal solutions to its customers with fuel effective, most recent technology airplane.
He congratulated the airline management for swearing in the aircraft in such tough times. He likewise thanked the federal government, especially the money ministry, PIA Board of Supervisors and Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan for their support hereof.
Air Marshal Malik advised PIA design as well as worried departments to quickly satisfy all needed needs and also to bring this airplane into operation asap.
On The Other Hand, Pakistan Civil Air travel Authority has actually provided fresh guidelines for trips going through as well as going into the airspace of Afghanistan.
Simply a day back, the PIA had run its very first legal guest trip to Kabul after the Taliban takeover.
A notification to airmen (NOTAM) provided by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority asked pilots to maintain a distance between airplanes because of the non-availability of the air-traffic control system at the Kabul airport terminal.
NOTAM is a notification to sharp airplane pilots of potential threats along a trip path or at an area that could impact flight safety and security.
According to the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), three NOTAMs were issued by the Pakistani aeronautics authority.
Under the instructions, 2 aircraft should preserve a range of 15 mins longitudinal spacing from coming before traffic at the exact same level in Kabul airspace.
It said the aircrafts getting in Afghanistan airspace ought to ensure the implementation of Kabul’s Trip Info Region (FIR). The NOTAM provided on the request of Kabul claimed that Main Monitoring Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) are totally functional. There will certainly be no hold-ups for arrival as well as departures.
It has actually been suggested that flights adhere to the standard operating procedure of ICAO whereas the pilots shall make sure the implementation of ICAO’s regulations for emergency descent.