View Full Version : Ariana Airways crew get certificates from PIA

04-19-2010, 09:10 PM
It might be of interest to note that

"State-owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pioneered the opening of Afghanistan to international air traffic. It was the first foreign airline to start operations to Kabul after 9/11. Ariana Afghan Airlines uses Pakistan’s civil aviation training facilities."

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the Flight Operation Unit of PIA Training Centre (PTC) awarded certificates and souvenirs to Ariana Airways (Afghanistan) crew members on successful completion of the first Flight Operations course conducted by PIA. On the occasion, Director Training and Development, Mr. Dilawar Fareed Baig said the training of these members of Ariana Airways would strengthen ties between the airlines of both the countries. He mentioned the PIA has signed an MOU with Afghanistan for conducting various courses. Previously, three other courses have been conducted, but the Flight Operations course is being carried out for the first time. This step has been taken in the context of our close and brotherly ties with Afghanistan. While giving the details about the course, he explained the FO course has the duration of 24 weeks but on the request of Ariana Airways, the PTC has completed this course in 12 weeks, starting from 29th December 2009 to 18th March 2010. staff report