PIA achieves self sufficiency in engineering overhaul

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APP74-09 KARACHI: February 09 - Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan inaugurating the Auxiliary Power Unit Overhaul facility at PIA's Headquarters. APP

KARACHI, Feb 09 (APP):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.