List of air carriers banned in the European Union

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The list of air carriers banned in the European Union is a list of airlines failing to meet regulatory oversight standards of the EU, and which are banned from entering the airspace of any member state. The first version of the list was published in 2006, on the legal basis of the Regulation No. 474/2006 of the European Commission, issued on 22 March of that year. The current version of the list was published on 8 December 2016.[1]

Legal procedure[edit]

The process by which an air carrier is listed is laid out in Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 of the European Parliament and Council. It involves consultation among the regulatory agencies of the member states, the institutions of the European Community, the authorities with responsibility for regulatory oversight of the air carrier concerned, and the air carrier itself. Before being listed, each air carrier has the right of appeal. The list is subject to periodic review.

In June 2016, all restrictions on Malagasy Air Madagascar, Iran Air, Indonesian Lion Air, Citilink, Batik Air, and all Zambian airlines were removed from the list of air carriers banned in the EU.[2]

List of air carriers[edit]

Banned airlines by country[edit]

Country Banned airlines Notes
All except TAAG Angola Airlines
TAAG Angola Airlines is subject to restrictions under Annex B.
 Republic of the Congo
All except Equatorial Congo Airlines
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Equatorial Guinea
All except Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon and Afrijet Business Service
Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon and Afrijet Business Service are subject to restrictions under Annex B.
All except Airfast Indonesia, Premiair, Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Batik Air and Indonesia AirAsia
Iran Aseman Airlines
Iraqi Airways
 North Korea
Air Koryo is subject to restrictions under Annex B, and is the only airline of North Korea.
 São Tomé and Príncipe
 Sierra Leone
Blue Wing Airlines

Annex B[edit]

Annex B of the EU list covers airlines which are restricted to operating only certain aircraft within the EU. Air carriers listed in Annex B could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased aircraft of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with. It includes the following airlines, with the airline license having been issued in the respective countries:

Country of operator Restricted airlines Aircraft permitted Country of aircraft registry Notes
 Angola TAAG Angola Airlines All Boeing 777 and Boeing 737-700 aircraft currently on its AOC  Angola
 Comoros Comores Air Services 1 Let L-410 Turbolet registered D6-CAM  Comoros
 Gabon Afrijet Business Service 2 Dassault Falcon 50 registered TR-LGV, -LGY
2 Dassault Falcon 900 registered TR-AFJ, -AFR
 Gabon Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon 1 Bombardier Challenger 600 registered TR-AAG
1 HS-125 registered ZS-AFG
 South Africa
 North Korea Air Koryo 2 Tupolev Tu-204s registered P-632, -633  North Korea

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