Pakistan International Airlines has escaped operational restrictions into Europe despite concerns which led to the suspension of its European maintenance approval last month.
The carrier's Part-145 approval was suspended for two months after the European Aviation Safety Agency found it could not rely on the Pakistani civil aviation authority to monitor effectively the performance of the carrier's maintenance standards.
At a meeting with the European air safety committee on 20 February the Pakistani authority submitted evidence that it had increased its oversight of the carrier, suspending certain maintenance licences and ordering changes to the quality management system.
The presentation appears to have convinced the European side not to enforce any restrictions on the airline - a measure imposed in 2007.
Documentation accompanying the latest air transport blacklist revision acknowledges "progress" by the carrier and the authorities in addressing identified safety issues, but warns: "Should any significant event occur which gave rise to renewed concerns, then action to contain the safety risk would need to be taken."
European states will prioritise ramp inspections on PIA aircraft in order to ensure that the carrier is complying with required safety standards.