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Flight Safety Foundation gives Pakistan International Airlines Basic Aviation Risk Standard Certification

Karachi, December 01, 2012 (PPI-OT): Flight Safety Foundation a renowned International body for promotion of Aviation Safety has awarded Pakistan International Airline, Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Certification for maintaining safety standards.

Muhammad Junaid Yunus MD-PIA resolved that the National Flag Carrier give top priority to Safety Standards and Training of its Pilots, Cabin Crew and Employees to manage the aircraft and the passengers safely in abnormal situations. “We are committed to excellence in service”. He added.

Flight Safety Foundation said, “We feel that it is important to keep updated on the progress with reference to PIA’s initiatives for continual improvement in Safety and Quality”.

The standard called Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS), support Safety Management System (SMS) philosophy and recognized around the world as major international airlines are subscribing it.

The airline was audited for BARS Certification in August 2012. PIA successfully cleared this audit without any audit nonconformity. Clearing an Operation Safety Audit with Zero finding shows that our systems comply with the requirements of international safety standards.

PIA has been maintaining IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) Certification since 2006 and now by being BARS certified we are more confidently moving forward towards the right direction. MD-PIA reassured.

For more information, contact:
S. Sultan Hasan
General Manager, Public Affairs
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
Tel: +9221 9904 0000
Fax: +9221 3457 2225, 3457 0419

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