Mozambique airlines banned from European airports
Wednesday 20 April 2011
The European Union has added all airlines from Mozambique to a blacklist which prohibits operations within Europe.
In the 17th update of the EU's "no-fly" list, released Tuesday, all air carriers certified in Mozambique were banned from flying into the EU because of "significant safety deficiencies" uncovered by aviation experts working in the region.
Two aircraft operated by Air Madagascar were also banned from European airspace as a result in "persisting deficiencies in their operation and oversight," said the EU.
The new list, updated for the first time since November 2010, bans a total of 269 carriers from operations within Europe, hailing from 21 states around the world which are believed to have significant safety problems.
There are also three individual banned carriers (Blue Wing Airlines from Surinam, Meridian Airways from Ghana, and Silverback Cargo Freighters from Rwanda), with several other airlines facing restrictions on specific aircraft.
Although the EU lifted restrictions on four carriers from Indonesia and one from Ukraine, it issued a new warning on Russia, urging members to intensify their dialogue with the Russian Federation "to ensure that all aircraft flying into the EU comply with international standards."
The EU Blacklist
All carriers from:
Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Gabon (with the exception of three carriers which operate under restrictions and conditions)
Indonesia (with the exception of six carriers)
Kazakhstan (with the exception of one carrier which operates under restrictions and conditions)
Sao Tome and Principe
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network
French air-traffic strike: Seven more days of strikes planned
Prison hotels: Sleep in a cell or eat in an old exercise yard
Inside Travel: Greece 2015 Q&A - should we cancel our Greek holiday? Are our flights safe? And what will we be spending there?
The most powerful passports in the world
The 10 Best hiking boots
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
£33000 - £38000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A global player and world leade...
£18000 - £24000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you are friendly, sociable, ...
£22300 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This museum group is looking for a Payro...
£39,000: ICE ICT: Specific and detailed knowledge and experience of travel sys...