Tuesday, 12 April 2011

EU Airline Blacklist -Part 1

In light of recent articles featured with the UK media and News, we thought we would publish an overview to the airlines currently on the EU's blacklist. As this list is extensive, we will release it over the course of several posts.

Europe's safety record in Aviation is amongst the best in the world. Partly due to its effective aviation safety standards and although Europe works closely with the safety authorities in other countries around the world in a bid to raise safety levels worldwide. There are still some airlines operating in conditions well below essential safety levels.

As a result and in order to ensure that the safety improves further with Europe, a decision was made that these airlines be banned from operating within European airspace.

Below are give a brief overview of the airlines banned from operating in Europe due to their pool operating conditions followed by those that have been allowed to commence operating in Europe but with strict restriction imposed as they work to improve their standards. So next time you book a cheap worldwide flight, this list may be something to consider:



Name of the legal entity of the air carrier as indicated on its AOC (and its trading name if different)
ICAO airline designation number
State of the Operator
BLUE WING AIRLINES
BWI
Suriname
MERIDIAN AIRWAYS LTD
MAG
Republic of Ghana
SIEM REAP AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL
SRH
Kingdom of  Cambodia
SILVERBACK CARGO FREIGHTERS
VRB
Republic of Rwanda
ARIANA AFGHAN AIRLINES
AFG
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
KAM AIR
KMF
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
PAMIR AIRLINES
PIR
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
SAFI AIRWAYS
SFW
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
All air carriers certified by the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of Angola with the exception of TAAG Angola Airlines put in Annex B including Republic of Angola


AEROJET
Unknown
Republic of Angola
AIR26
DCD
Republic of Angola
AIR GEMINI
GLL
Republic of Angola
AIR GICANGO
Unknown
Republic of Angola
AIR JET
MBC
Republic of Angola
AIR NAVE
Unknown
Republic of Angola
ALADA
RAD
Republic of Angola
ANGOLA AIR SERVICES
Unknown
Republic of Angola
DIEXIM
Unknown
Republic of Angola
GIRA GLOBO
GGL
Republic of Angola
HELIANG
Unknown
Republic of Angola
HELIMALONGO
Unknown
Republic of Angola
MAVEWA
Unknown
Republic of Angola
PHA
Unknown
Republic of Angola
RUI & CONCEICAO
Unknown
Republic of Angola
SAL
Unknown
Republic of Angola
SERVISAIR
Unknown
Republic of Angola
SONAIR
SOR
Republic of Angola
AERO BENIN
AEB
Republic of Benin
AFRICA AIRWAYS
AFF
Republic of Benin
ALAFIA JET
N/A
Republic of Benin
BENIN GOLF AIR
BGL
Republic of Benin
BENIN LITTORAL AIRWAYS
LTL
Republic of Benin
COTAIR
COB
Republic of Benin
ROYAL AIR
BNR
Republic of Benin
TRANS AIR BENIN
TNB
Republic of Benin
AERO SERVICE
RSR
Republic of Congo
EQUAFLIGHT SERVICES
EKA
Republic of Congo
SOCIETE NOUVELLE AIR CONGO
Unknown
Republic of Congo
TRANS AIR CONGO
Unknown
Republic of Congo
AFRICAN AIR SERVICES COMMUTER
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
AIR KASAI
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
AIR KATANGA
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
AIR TROPIQUES
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
BLUE AIRLINES
BUL
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
BRAVO AIR CONGO
BRV
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
BUSINESS AVIATION
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
BUSY BEE CONGO
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
CETRACA AVIATION SERVICE
CER
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
CHC STELLAVIA
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
CONGO EXPRESS
EXY
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
COMPAGNIE AFRICAINE D’AVIATION (CAA)
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
DOREN AIR CONGO
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
ENTREPRISE WORLD AIRWAYS (EWA)
EWS
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
FILAIR
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
GALAXY KAVATSI
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
GILEMBE AIR SOUTENANCE (GISAIR)
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
GOMA EXPRESS
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
GOMAIR
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
HEWA BORA AIRWAYS (HBA)
ALX
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
INTERNATIONAL TRANS AIR BUSINESS (ITAB)
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
KIN AVIA
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
LIGNES AERIENNES CONGOLAISES (LAC) Ministerial signature (ordonnance No. 78/205)
LCG
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
MALU AVIATION
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
MANGO AVIATION
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
SAFE AIR COMPANY
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
SERVICES AIR
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
SWALA AVIATION
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
TMK AIR COMMUTER
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
TRACEP CONGO AVIATION
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
TRANS AIR CARGO SERVICES
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
WIMBI DIRA AIRWAYS
WDA
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
ZAABU INTERNATIONAL
Unknown
Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC)
DAALLO AIRLINES
DAO
Djibouti
CRONOS AIRLINES
Unknown
Equatorial Guinea
CEIBA INTERCONTINENTAL
CEL
Equatorial Guinea
EGAMS
EGM
Equatorial Guinea
EUROGUINEANA DE AVIACION Y TRANSPORTES
EUG
Equatorial Guinea
GENERAL WORK AVIACION
n/a
Equatorial Guinea
GETRA – GUINEA ECUATORIAL DE TRANSPORTES AEREOS
GET
Equatorial Guinea
GUINEA AIRWAYS
n/a
Equatorial Guinea
STAR EQUATORIAL AIRLINES
Unknown
Equatorial Guinea
UTAGE – UNION DE TRANSPORT AEREO DE GUINEA ECUATORIAL
UTG
Equatorial Guinea