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Former PIA CEO, others can also stay away from inquiry in A310 case

There are serious concerns that those involved in transferring the national airline fleet’s Airbus 310 aircraft to Germany and obtaining leases at expensive rates for premier services in violation of rules and regulations may never return to Pakistan to face an investigation. The case against these individuals now seems in jeopardy after the former Pakistan International Airlines’ German-origin chief executive officer and others involved have allegedly been using delaying tactics to avoid appearing before the inquiry.

Sources have said that the Airbus 310 plane, a part of the country wide airline’s fleet, have been taken to Germany in 2016 in violation of the regulation after which it have been offered to the Leipzig airport in Germany for one hundred forty million Pakistani rupees, the engine and body of the plane being bought to two special organizations. The matter has been mired in controversy because the aircraft’s departure for Germany. The Airbus 310 had reached Germany in dramatic fashion with the permission of PIA’s former leader executive officer Bernd Hildenbrand. Sources have stated that the previous PIA CEO had entered into a settlement with a foreign movie-making agency to use the plane for film-making purposes. At the time, the aircraft had, from a technical standpoint, 25 hours of flying time ultimate. The settlement has been signed for 300,000 Euros.

However, previous CEO, top airline officials have been unaware that the settlement, completed through an intermediary, changed into in fact being made for the use of the plane inside the making of an Israeli film. After this came to mild and photos of the aircraft in the film went viral on social media, the problem of the Airbus 310 aircraft assumed a sensitive measurement. In addition, an illegal method had been followed to switch the plane to Germany. And to compound matters, PIA had also acquired an Airbus 330 on rent for which a hire of 8,000 greenbacks in step with hour have been agreed. This settlement had also end up arguable with Hildenbrand being held answerable for it. His name had sooner or later been covered within the exit manage list (ECL). Because of diplomatic strain, however, he changed into allowed to journey once.

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