Kazakh and Kyrgyz airlines remain in EU blacklist
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 4 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The European Commission adopted on April 3 the 19th update of the European list of air carriers which are for safety reasons subject to an operating ban within the European Union. The new blacklist includes all Kyrgyz and all Kazakh airplanes with the exception of Air Astana, the Commission reported.
Air Astana is allowed to operate into the EU under strict conditions.
The updated European air safety list includes all carriers certified in 21 States, accounting for 279 known air carriers, whose operations are fully banned in the European Union. Other banned airlines are from Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon (with the exception of three carriers which operate under restrictions and conditions), Indonesia (with the exception of six carriers), Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland and Zambia.
The list also includes five individual carriers: Blue Wing Airlines from Surinam, Meridian Airways from Ghana, Rollins Air from Honduras and Silverback Cargo Freighters from Rwanda and Conviasa from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Meanwhile, the Commission stressed the efforts of Albanian, Arabian, Indonesian, Libyan, Pakistani and Russian authorities to reform the civil aviation system and notably to improve safety to guarantee that international safety standards are effectively and consistently applied.