PIA achieves engineering milestone

PIA achieves engineering milestone

KARACHI:Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has achieved yet another milestone by achieving the capability to overhaul.

Boeing 777 APUs (Auxiliary Power Unit). PIA 's performance is gradually improving and it's revival and turn around is now becoming a reality, said Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation while addressing the

inaugural ceremony in PIA Engineering, said a statement on Friday. Sardar Mehtab said this achievement will save PIA millions of dollars which were being spent earlier while getting it overhauled from abroad.

He said that the performance is improving gradually and I am satisfied especially with the developments taking place in the Engineering Department. Sardar Mehtab said that during last six months PIA has been doing exceptionally well and the credit certainly goes to it's President and CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan and his team.

He said that besides PIA 's own needs the facility will also be available for other airlines thus an opportunity to earn more revenues.

Earlier, he inaugurated the APU Overhaul facility and distributed certificates among engineers and technicians who were attached with project.

President and CEO Musharraf Rasool praised the efforts of Engineering Department and said that he is confident about the recovery despite current constraints being faced by the national flag carrier.

Chief Technical Officer Amir Ali and Chief Engineer Engine Overhaul, Ishaq Rizvi also spoke on the occasion.APP/AFP

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