Commission regulators have detailed the easing of restrictions on Pakistan
International Airlines, allowing the flag-carrier to operate another 11
airframes of various types on services to the European Union.
was added to the EC’s blacklist in March this year and informed that it would
only be allowed to use its Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 fleet to serve European
the latest revision to the blacklist, formally published today, grants PIA the
freedom to operate three of its Boeing 747-300s, two 747-200s and six of the
carrier’s Airbus A310-300s.
new blacklist confirms the banning of all 51 carriers certified in Indonesia –
including flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia, Mandala
Airlines, Lion Airlines, Merpati Nusantara Airlines
and the Indonesia AirAsia division of Malaysian
budget operator AirAsia – although the prohibition is
largely academic as no carriers from Indonesia operate to Europe.
nevertheless, stresses in a statement that it has carried out “various
improvement and safety enhancement measures” in accordance with Government
of the important aspects introduced by Garuda Indonesia
was the adoption of a safety culture by Garuda employees at all levels and in
all areas of the company’s activity, putting special emphasis among others on
flight operations, aircraft maintenance and repair, and education and
training,” it says.
revised European list features a total ban on Angolan flag-carrier TAAG Angola
Airlines – which suffered a fatal Boeing 737-200 accident on 28 June, shortly
after the EC’s air safety committee agreed to blacklist the airline – and the
Kiev-based cargo operator Volare, which operates Ilyushin Il-76 and Antonov
Bulgaria and Moldova
have already taken separate measures to suspend or restrict more than 20 local
carriers, in order to stay off the blacklist. There are no changes to the EC’s
blanket ban on five African states and the former Soviet republic