Vietnam airline grounds all Pakistani pilots over dubious licenses

Vietnam’s aviation authority has grounded all Pakistani pilots working for its local airlines, after news about “dubious” licences used by pilots drew global attention. The suspension will be in effect until further notice from Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), as the authority is coordinating with Pakistani authorities to review the pilots’ profiles.

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Vietnam had licensed 27 Pakistani pilots, and 12 of them were still active, while the other 15 pilots’ contracts had expired or were inactive due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the CAAV.

Of the 12 active pilots, 11 were working for budget airlines Vietjet Aviation and one for Jetstar Pacific, a unit of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Source: Dawn