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PIA grounds four ATR aircraft

By Staff Reporter

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded four ATR 42 turbo-prop aircraft yesterday and as a result multiple flights are likely to be affected. A statement issued by PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani confirmed that the aircraft have been temporarily grounded to ensure compliance with the latest engine overhaul protocols. During this period, PIA’s flights to Gilgit, Skardu, Chitral, Sukkur, Moenjodaro, Gwadar, Turbat, Panjgur, Nawabshah and Multan are likely to be affected. PIA has been overhauling Pratt and Whitney Engines of its ATR fleet in accordance with overhaul protocol Revision-32. However, Pratt and Whitney recently issued new protocols, Revision-33 and Revision-34, and has advised PIA to comply with the new protocols with immediate effect.

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