5 APRIL 2010


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Article from BTNews 5 APRIL 2010

European flights banned

BANNED from Europe are all airlines from the Philippines and Sudan following a new blacklist issued by the European Union (EU).  All carriers from 17 countries, with 278 companies in total, are now excluded.  Most of the carriers targeted operate out of Africa.  "We are ready to support countries that need to build up technical and administrative capacity to guarantee the necessary standards in civil aviation.  But we cannot accept that airlines fly into the EU if they do not fully comply with international safety standards," said Commission Vice President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport.  The commission warned Albania's air carriers to improve safety urgently, and said it was following closely the performance of Egyptian air carriers.  It also changed an operating ban into restriction on airlines from Angola and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).  The Angolan flag carrier, TAAG Angola, is allowed back under certain strict conditions with specific aircraft. www.ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm

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