Noncompliance to quality assurance principals: CAA suspends Bhoja Air operations

Karachi: (Tuesday, May 29, 2012) Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority today decided to suspend flights of the private airline Bhoja Air, after about a month when one of its passenger planes crashed near Islamabad taking lives of all
127 people on board.

Telling details of its decision that prevailed today, Pakistan CAA authorities said that the airline had been reduced to only one aircraft, below the minimum requirement, after one of the airline’s remaining two planes developed
a fault.

The decision has been taken after receiving orders from the ministry of defence which has ordered to halt the operations.

Sharing one of the conditions that may enable Bhoja Air to start its operations again, Pervez George, the CAA spokesman said, “Bhoja Air’s operations have been suspended until it acquires at least three aircraft for domestic operations.”

No body from the airline could be reached for their comments on this decision.

Last month, a Bhoja Air Boeing 737 fell down in fields near Islamabad killing all the passengers and the cabin crew.