European Commission appreciate Kazakhstan’s work on civil aviation reforming

Business Materials 11 December 2012 10:54 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 11 / Trend E. Kosolapova/

The Air Safety Committee of the European Commission, including representatives of 27 countries, assessed the work of Kazakh aviation administration aimed at reforming of civil aviation existing system and bringing it in line with international standards, Kazakh Transport and Communication Ministry said on Monday.

Resulting from the assessment, Kazakh Air Astana airline was allowed to use new aircrafts to carry out flights to Europe. If earlier only some Air Astana's aircrafts registered by its registration number were allowed to carry out flights to Europe, now the airline can use unlimited number of aircraft for flights to Europe.

In April the European Commission published a "blacklist" of airlines banning flights to Europe. All Kazakh airlines, except Air Astana, have once again been included in this list. According to the EC, these companies operate in conditions below the required level of security. Air Astana was allowed to carry out flights to Europe under certain conditions.