Pakistan International Airlines is to meet with safety authorities in a bid to restore its European maintenance approval, after the certification was suspended for two months.
The European Aviation Safety Agency withdrew its Part 145 approval for the carrier's maintenance division on 6 March.
PIA has been invited to EASA's headquarters in Cologne for a meeting at which it will put its case to have the approval reinstated.
A spokesman for PIA says that EASA has been unable to perform regular surveillance audits - normally three every two years - since November 2008, owing to travel restrictions imposed by the agency over regional safety issues.
EASA opted instead to accept "mitigating measures", he says, which included handing annual surveillance responsibility to Pakistan's civil aviation authority.
"This arrangement continued to satisfy [EASA] until November 2011," the PIA spokesman says.
But increased concern over the condition of PIA's fleet, following ramp inspections at European airports, prompted EASA to review its position and suspend the approval for two months.
PIA says it will be sending a team to Cologne "to satisfy" EASA regarding corrective action taken by the carrier, in an effort to convince the authority to lift its restriction.
EASA lists six other maintenance providers with suspended approval: Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines, Yemenia, Ukraine's Donbassaero Maintenance Centre, Indonesia's Jas Aero and Falcon Aviation Services of the United Arab Emirates.