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Re: Additions to the European blacklist

Post by LX-LGX » 20 May 2009, 07:56

And yet another deadly crash in Java (Indonesia): a military aircraft this time, killing at least 80 people.

Indonesian aviation, including the airforce, clearly is not working on the problem they have.

Banned in the EU are: "... All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Indonesia..."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520735,00.html

edited: Hercules C-130, dead toll already more then 90

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New European ban list

Post by sn26567 » 05 Apr 2010, 12:31

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.

Details: www.ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm
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European Commission aviation blacklist

Post by Passenger » 03 Apr 2012, 21:44

Press release 3th April 2012 European Commission (language change possible):
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAct ... =IP/12/342

General page with referral to the actual list (language change possible):
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/

Direct link to the blacklist - only English - pdf:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/doc/list_en.pdf

For those who are not familiar with this blacklist:
- Annex A are airlines that are totally banned;
- Annex B are airlines that are allowed to fly to/from EU-countries with specific aircraft;
- Airlines in Annex A or Annex B may wetlease aircraft from a non-banned airline, if this wetlease is accepted by the EU.
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Re: EU aviation blacklist : update 3th April 2012

Post by sn26567 » 03 Apr 2012, 22:23

Korongo Airlines is now officially named among the airlines of the Democratic Republic of Congo which are all banned in the EU. Does it mean that the Korongo aircraft which are still in Belgium can no longer fly in the EU?

FlyCongo is not yet in the list, but, of course, it is also banned as an airline of the D R Congo.
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Re: EU aviation blacklist : update 3th April 2012

Post by RoMax » 03 Apr 2012, 22:32

sn26567 wrote:Korongo Airlines is now officially named among the airlines of the Democratic Republic of Congo which are all banned in the EU. Does it mean that the Korongo aircraft which are still in Belgium can no longer fly in the EU?
Weren't they already on the list since the previous update...?

And no it doesn't mean the Korongo aircraft still in Belgium can't fly in the EU anymore. These aircraft are owned by Brussels Airlines and they fly under the Belgian registration, under ACMI lease by Korongo from SN. So they are not influenced by the EU ban.

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Re: EU aviation blacklist

Post by Passenger » 10 Jul 2013, 16:11

New blacklist as from 10th July 2013:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... ist_en.pdf

The changes are explained in this press release:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-662_en.htm

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Re: EU aviation blacklist

Post by Passenger » 12 Jul 2013, 11:34

New blacklist as from 10th July 2013:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... ist_en.pdf

The changes are explained in this press release:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-662_en.htm
Philippine Airlines, now unbanned, has announced that Amsterdam is one of their priorities in Europe.

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Re: EU aviation blacklist

Post by regi » 12 Jul 2013, 18:55

and if certain aircraft types are banned, they can make an addendum with the B 787.

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Re: EU aviation blacklist

Post by globetrotter » 12 Jul 2013, 23:41

Conviasa also unbanned.

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European aviation blacklist: update 5 December 2013

Post by sn26567 » 05 Dec 2013, 15:20

The list has been updated again on 5 December 2013. All airlines of Nepal are now also banned. No change for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Safety progress in the Philippines does not yet mean unbanning its airlines, except Philippine Airlines. Progress also in Sudan and Zambia, but again no unbanning there.
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Re: European aviation blacklist: update 5 December 2013

Post by Passenger » 05 Dec 2013, 15:27

sn26567 wrote:The list has been updated again on 5 December 2013. All airlines of Nepal are now also banned. No change for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Safety progress in the Philippines does not yet mean unbanning its airlines, except Philippine Airlines. Progress also in Sudan and Zambia, but again no unbanning there.
Main source page with language choice at the top of the page (all EU languages):
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... dex_en.htm

don't forget to read both documents: list ànd press release

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Re: European aviation blacklist: update 10 april 2014

Post by Passenger » 10 Apr 2014, 12:47

The European Commission has updated its blacklist on 10th April 2014:

Source page:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... dex_en.htm

press release 10th April 2014:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-415_en.htm

the blacklist - pdf:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... ist_en.pdf

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Re: European Commission aviation blacklist: update 10 april

Post by sn26567 » 16 Apr 2014, 12:55

One of the main results of the new European list is a lifting of the ban on the Philippine low-cost airline Cebu Pacific, which will be able to propose scheduled flights to Europe. FAA had already upgraded airlines in the Republic of the Philippines to a Category 1 rating on 10 April.
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EU aviation blacklist 25th June 2015

Post by Passenger » 25 Jun 2015, 23:19

In brief: all airlines from The Philippines have been removed from the blacklist, and the blacklisted airlines from Ghana have been removed because they don't exist anymore.

Press release EU:

Today (25/06/2015) the European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. All airlines from the Philippines, banned since 2010, have been released from the List and are therefore allowed to operate in the European airspace. No new bans have been imposed with this update. Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport said: "After 5 years of hard work we are finally able to clear the airlines certified in the Philippines from the European Air Safety List. The Philippines is an important country with a sizeable and rapidly growing aviation sector. Today's result can serve as an example for other countries which have difficulty to match their safety oversight capabilities with the growth of their industry. I am also pleased to see that other countries made good progress too. The Commission is continuously monitoring developments in third countries to ensure that airlines flying into the EU are up to the highest safety standards."

The updated EU Air Safety List includes all airlines certified in 20 states, for a total of 231 airlines: Afghanistan, Angola (with the exception of one airline which operates under restrictions and conditions), Benin, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon (with the exception of 2 airlines which operate under restrictions and conditions), Indonesia (with the exception of 4 airlines), Kazakhstan (with the exception of one airline which operates under restrictions and conditions), Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Mozambique, Nepal, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Zambia. The list also includes one individual airline: Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname), bringing the overall total of airlines banned from EU skies to 232. Additionally, the list includes 8 airlines which are subject to operational restrictions. These airlines can only fly to the Union with specific aircraft types: Air Astana (Kazakhstan), Afrijet and SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (Iran), TAAG Angolan Airlines (Angola) and Air Madagascar (Madagascar). The air carriers certified in Ghana that were on the Air Safety List have been removed as the Commission got the necessary guarantees from Ghana that these airlines do no longer exist and that their aircrafts have been removed from active service.

Full Press release:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5249_en.htm

Source page for the blacklist:
EN:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... dex_en.htm
NL:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... dex_nl.htm
FR:
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... dex_fr.htm

(remark: at this very moment, the link to the pdf still shows the list as per 11 Dec 2014)

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European Commission removes all Kazakh airlines from new EU Air Safety List (new = as from 08 Dec 2016)

Post by Passenger » 08 Dec 2016, 20:05

Today, 8th December 2016, the European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union.

Following today's update, all airlines certified in Kazakhstan are cleared from the list, following further improvements to the aviation safety situation in that country. On the other hand, Iran Aseman Airlines was added to the list due to unaddressed deficiencies.

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: "The EU Air Safety list is one of our main instruments to continuously offer the highest level of air safety to Europeans. I am particularly glad that after years of work and European technical assistance, we are today able to clear all Kazakh air carriers. This also is a positive signal for all the countries that remain on the list. It shows that work and cooperation pay off. The Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency are ready to assist."

The EU Air Safety List not only helps to maintain high levels of safety in the EU, but it also helps affected countries to improve their levels of safety, in order for them to eventually be taken off the list. In addition, the EU Air Safety List has become a major preventive tool, as it motivates countries with safety problems to act upon them before a ban under the EU Air Safety List would become necessary.

Following today's update, a total of 193 airlines are banned from EU skies:
190 airlines certified in 18 states, due to a lack of safety oversight by the aviation authorities from these states.
Three individual airlines, based on safety concerns: Iran Aseman Airlines (Iran), Iraqi Airways (Iraq) and Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname).

An additional six airlines are subject to operational restrictions and can only fly to the EU with specific aircraft types: Afrijet and Nouvelle Air Affaires SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (Iran) and TAAG Angola Airlines (Angola).

Source:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-4265_en.htm

List as from 08 Dec 2016 - pdf - English:
https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/tr ... ist_en.pdf
List as from 08 Dec 2016 - pdf - Nederlands:
https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/tr ... ist_nl.pdf
List as from 08 Dec 2016 - pdf - Français:
https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/tr ... ist_fr.pdf

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Re: European Commission removes all Kazakh airlines from new EU Air Safety List (new = as from 08 Dec 2016)

Post by sn26567 » 03 Feb 2017, 21:00

EASA today denied a report on Iraqi state TV that it had lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace.
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Re: European Commission removes all Kazakh airlines from new EU Air Safety List (new = as from 08 Dec 2016)

Post by Passenger » 03 Feb 2017, 21:08

sn26567 wrote:
03 Feb 2017, 21:00
EASA today denied a report on Iraqi state TV that it had lifted a ban on Iraqi Airways entering European airspace.
Fake news seems to be contagious (besmettelijk) worldwide...

I found it already strange that the EU hadn't published such update on their blacklist page.
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... air-ban_en

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Re: EU aviation blacklist 25th June 2015

Post by sn26567 » 17 May 2017, 18:33

The European Commission clears all airlines from Benin and Mozambique from EU Air Safety List, while four individual airlines, Med-View Airline (Nigeria), Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Aviation Company Urga (Ukraine) and Air Zimbabwe were added to the list due to unaddressed safety deficiencies.
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Re: EU aviation blacklist 25th June 2015

Post by Passenger » 17 May 2017, 18:37

sn26567 wrote:
17 May 2017, 18:33
The European Commission clears all airlines from Benin and Mozambique from EU Air Safety List, while four individual airlines, Med-View Airline (Nigeria), Mustique Airways (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), Aviation Company Urga (Ukraine) and Air Zimbabwe were added to the list due to unaddressed safety deficiencies.
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air ... ambique_en

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1277_en.htm

https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/tr ... ist_en.pdf

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Re: European Commission aviation blacklist

Post by sn26567 » 20 Jun 2018, 22:18

The European Commission banned 13 Angolan airlines from flying to airports in the EU, due to not complying with safety standards. TAAG (Angola) is included in the list, but it can still operate B737-700s, B777-200s, -300s and -300ERs. Blacklisted airlines from Angola include SonAir and Fly540, among others.
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