EUROPE: EU announces new blacklist

Last month, the European Commission adopted the fourth update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union. This list includes an operating ban of all Indonesian airlines as well as of the Angolan fl ag carrier, TAAG Angolan airlines, and of Volare Aviation Enterprise from Ukraine. The restrictions previously imposed on Pakistan International […]


Last month, the European Commission adopted the fourth update of the list of airlines banned in the European Union. This list includes an operating ban of all Indonesian airlines as well as of the Angolan fl ag carrier, TAAG Angolan airlines, and of Volare Aviation Enterprise from Ukraine. The restrictions previously imposed on Pakistan International Airlines have been modified.

In addition, airlines from Russia (10) Bulgaria (6) and Moldova (8) have to stop their operations in the EU on the basis of new measures adopted by these states following consultations with the EC. Besides this update of the EU blacklist, other preventive safety measures have been adopted unilaterally by some national civil aviation authorities following consultations with the EC.

The Russian Federation decided to prohibit all operations to the EU by four local passengers airlines (Kuban Airlines, Yakutia Airlines, Airlines 400, Kavminvodyavia) and imposed restrictions to the operations of six other operators (Gazpromavia, UTAir, KrasAir, Atlant Soyuz, Ural Airlines and Rossyia) limiting the number of aircraft used for such flights.

Bulgaria decided to extend the measures imposed on local cargo carriers by revoking the certifi cates of Air Sofi a, Bright Aviation Services, Scorpion Air and Vega Airlines, suspending Air Scorpio and prohibiting operations of Heli Air Services in EU Member States as well as in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.