Saudi Arabia awards Maintenance of Saudi registered aircraft to PIA

LAHORE: The General Authority of Civil Aviation Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (GACA) has awarded approval to PIA Engineering & Maintenance to undertake Base Maintenance and Line Maintenance of Saudi Registered Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 aircraft.

PIA is now officially authorized by GACA- Saudi Arabia to undertake Base Maintenance and Line Maintenance of Saudi registered aircraft after successful audit by GACA of PIA’s Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore Engineering Stations.

Managing Director PIA, Mr. Nadeem Khan Yousufzai congratulated the Engineering Quality Assurance team, the entire Engineering Division including Deputy Managing Director PIA, Mr. Salim Sayani and Director Engineering, Mr. Maqsood Ahmed for achieving the GACA approval within a short span of time.

The third party Engineering Maintenance business will further increase PIA earnings.

Along with Pakistan CAA Approval, PIA Engineering and Maintenance also has EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Part 145 approval for complete base, Line and Shops.
Qatar CAA, Oman CAA and Thailand CAA approvals are already being maintained by PIA.

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