Monday, November 21, 2011

The EU extends its blacklist of banned airlines

The European'Union extended Monday, November 21 its blacklist of airlines banned from flying in its airspace to airlines of Honduras, the Philippines, Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo - Brazzaville. Rollins Air, which operates from Honduras, is totally prohibited transactions as a result of several security issues raised in particular by France, according to a statement released by the European Commission.

For other companies, the measures relate to partial bans. The EU banned three aircraft, the Boeing 767, the company Jordan Aviation, as well as company aircraft Equatorial Congo (Congo - Brazzaville), Stellar Airways (DRC) and companies Aeromajestic and Interisland Airlines ( Philippines).
However, the EU decided to allow an Angolan company (TAAG Angolan Airlines) with two modern aircraft B-777-300. She also gave up an entry on its list of Albanian companies, despite "great concern", following the commitments made by the country's authorities to remedy the problems. The EU took a similar decision involving three Russian companies (VIM AVIA, Yakutia Airlines and Tatarstan) after the Russian authorities had themselves decided to take restrictive measures in the Russian air about them.
The new edition of this list prohibits all companies (273 in total) from 20 countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Congo - Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon (with the exception of three carriers subject to operating restrictions in the EU), Indonesia (with the exception of six carriers), Kazakhstan (with the exception of a carrier subject to operating restrictions in the EU), Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland and Zambia.
There are also four companies individually: Blue Wing Airlines (Surinam), Meridian Airways (Ghana), Rollins Air (Honduras) and Silverback Cargo Freighters (Rwanda).
(Source: / AFP)

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