Following the recent crash of the unfortunate Airbus A320, which martyred at least 97 people including the entire aircraft crew, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) decided to revisit the flight operations control system in order to avoid such occurrences.
PIA’s ill-fated domestic PK-8303 flight from Lahore to Karachi, which crashed just a few kilometers away from the destination, reportedly developed a technical fault prior to the accident.
Initial investigations revealed that its landing gear did not open in time which caused the aircraft to land on its bottom during the botched attempted landing, dragging both engines on the runway. The incident resulted in both engines catching fire which resulted in the fatal crash.
However, the PIA management is now eying from a Turkey-based IT company to import a state-of-the-art air flight control system.
The national flag-carrier has issued a press release in this regard. It says:
The new system has been approved by the International Civil Aviation which will help improve the airlines’ overall safety standards and processes that have been dwindling for the past few decades.
The new system would also assist in easily tracking departure and arrival flights.