97 airlines are banned from flying in EU airspace

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The European Commission has updated the EU's "blacklist" of unsafe airlines, a list of airlines subject to a ban or restriction on operations within the European Union. They do not comply with international safety standards.

Following Thursday's update, 97 airlines are banned from EU airspace, and a Russian airline has been added that has expressed concern about its ability to comply with international standards. However, all certified airlines in Moldova have been removed from the list,

The Commissioner for Transport of the European Commission, Adina Vălean, reiterated that Maintaining the highest level of security for all passengers and air personnel in the sector is a top EU priority.

"The EU Aviation Safety Checklist remains one of our most effective tools for achieving this."

Following Thursday's update, 97 airlines are banned from EU airspace!

95 certified airlines in 15 states are banned in EU airspace. In this case, there are seven individual airlines, based on identified serious security deficiencies: Avior Airlines (Venezuela), Blue Wing Airlines (Suriname), Iran Aseman Airlines (Iran), Iraqi Airways (Iraq), Med-View Airlines ( Nigeria), Skol Airline LLC (Russia) and Air Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe).

Iran Air (Iran) and Air Koryo (North Korea) airlines they are subject to operational restrictions and can only fly to the European Union with certain types of aircraft.

This latest update of the "blacklist" of was carried out on the basis of the unanimous opinion of the aviation security experts of the Member States, meeting from 9 to 11 November by videoconference.

The Committee is chaired by the European Commission, with the support of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The European Parliament's Committee on Transport also supports the updating of the list.

The assessment shall be made on the basis of international safety standards and, in particular, standards promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

EU Aviation Safety List it actually contains two lists: first list (Annex A) includes all airlines that are banned from operating in Europe. The second list (Annex B) includes airlines that cannot operate under certain conditions in Europe. Both lists are regularly updated and published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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