Karachi, August 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): A Meeting under the patronage of South Asia Regional Initiative (SARI) was organised at Jinnah I’nal Airport from 28 to 30 August, 2012 . The purpose of the Meeting was to formulate Aircraft Airworthiness regulations in line with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
The regulations encompassing various facets of airworthiness would not only bring a positive improvement in the aviation safety but would also give acceptance to our aviation maintenance in South Asia.
Engr Munawar J Qureshi, Director Airworthiness of Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan had invited the SARI Coordinator, Mr. Eric Dormoy to facilitate a team of experts on formulation of Regulations. The keenness of local Airlines and other Air Operators in achieving safety in skies was evident from their sizeable participation.
On this occasion, DG CAA Capt Nadeem Khan Yousafzai reiterated a resolve of the Authority in recognizing the tremendous responsibilities placed on its shoulders in reducing the risk to safety in Aviation.
He emphasised upon the experts to formulate the regulations with focused attention on safety through Airworthiness of aircraft. Deputy Director General CAA, Air Vice Marshal Junaid Siddiqui and other senior management of CAA was also present on the occasion.
Principal Director Regulatory, Air Commodore Muhammad Zia Khan of Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority inaugurated the meeting and welcomed the foreign and local aviation industry experts. He thanked all the Participants who had gathered for a common objective of safe, secure and sustainable air transport environment in Pakistan.
On the occasion, EASA/SARI Project In charge Engr Nayyar Faruqui emphasized the CAA experts to come up with suggestions which could add to safety and productivity, while subscribing to good work ethics. He further informed the participants on the Regulation on Aircraft Maintenance Organisations, which are likely to be put up for implementation in the current year.
Mr Eric conveyed his satisfaction on the progress made by CAA Pakistan in preparation of Regulations on Maintenance, Training and Licensing. He further requested CAA Pakistan to provide assistance through its experts in strengthening the forum of SARI. He desired that Pakistan would participate in the forthcoming Meeting in Dhaka.
For more information, contact:
Public Relations Manager
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Jinnah International Airport
Tel: 99248770 – 99072026