EU bans all airlines from Sudan, restricts Iran Air flights
05-Apr-2010 (one comment)

BRUSSELS -- The European Commission announced here today a ban on all arilines from Sudan and the Philippines from flying into territories of EU countries due to safety concerns.

"The Commission imposes an operating ban on all operations of Sudanese air carriers, due to a poor safety performance of the civil aviation authority of Sudan resulting from persistent non-compliance with international standards," said the EU's executive body in a statement. The European Commission adopted Tuesday the thirteenth update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union.

statemenbt said that following an examination of the safety of Iran Air's operations into the EU through ramp checks of its aircraft , evidence of serious incidents and accidents suffered by the carrier , the Air Safety Committee concluded unanimously that the operations of Iran Air to the EU should be restricted. The iran Air carrier will only be allowed to use certain aircraft for flights to Europe.
The European Commission said it will visit Iran over the next months to verify the oversight of the Iranian civil aviation organisation and the safety situation of Iran Air. The Commission said it is following closely the performance of Egyptian air carriers. A visit to Egypt to verify the oversight functions of the civil aviation authority and the performance of certain air carriers showed that this authority is carrying out its responsibilities correctly, noted the... >>>

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