EU to widen public
access to air safety blacklist
The list of airlines that are
blacklisted in the UK.
Currently the Secretary of State is refusing or would refuse to issue permits to aircraft registered in or operated by the airlines with an Air Operators Certificate from any of the states listed below because of evidence that they are not receiving adequate regulatory oversight from their national aviation authorities:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In addition, the Secretary of State has suspended or refused permits to the following airlines:
Air Mauritanie (Mauritania) because of operational safety concerns.
Phoenix Aviation (Kyrgyzstan) because of doubts about the airline's principal place of business.
Phuket Airlines (Thailand) because of operational safety concerns.
Phuket Airlines is now already on two blacklists!
|The French aviation authorities (DGAC) published a blacklist of airlines that are not allowed in France. They are Air Koryo (North Korea), Air St. Thomas (USA), International Air Service (Liberia), LAM (Mozambique) and Phuket Airlines (Thailand).|
A few hours after France, Belgium
has also published its blacklist of airlines that are not allowed to operate
to and from its territory:
Africa Lines (Central African Republic)
Air Memphis (Egypt)
Air Van Airlines (Armenia)
Central Air Express (Democratic Republic of Congo)
International Air Tours Limited (Nigeria)
Johnsons Air Limited (Ghana)
Silverback Cargo Freighters (Rwanda)
South Airlines (Ukraine)
from this link
UN Calls For Tighter Aviation Safety Systems
This Follows One Of Worst Months In Aviation History Prompts The United Nations civil aviation agency has called on its 188 contracting States to eliminate remaining deficiencies in the global air transport system, some of which may have contributed to five major accidents in August that claimed at least 330 lives in four countries, making it one of the worst months in aviation history.
This autumn, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will consider the adoption of standards for setting up safety management systems, ICAO Council President Assad Kotaite said in a news release.
"Given the forecast for sustained growth of air transport in the coming years, it is essential that all Contracting States of ICAO cooperate in reducing the rate of accidents worldwide. Effective safety oversight systems and transparency in the greater sharing of information is how we can best achieve this objective," he added.
He stressed that the global aviation system is fundamentally safe, with 2004 the safest in terms of fatalities since Montreal-based ICAO's creation in 1944, and the second lowest in terms of the number of accidents, "yet the current month is one of the worst in history.
"We owe it to the citizens of the world to address this situation in a globally aggressive, coordinated and transparent manner," he said. "ICAO and its Contracting States recognize that it takes more than rules and standards to prevent accidents. They must be implemented and enforced.
In addition, States must fulfill their responsibility to establish national safety oversight systems, with close and constant scrutiny of all components of a State's aviation infrastructure. This include airlines, airports, air navigation systems, as well as well as aviation legislation and civil aviation administrations.
"There must also be an unobstructed flow of safety-related information by everyone involved in air transport, at every level and across every safety discipline," Kotaite said. "At the same time, airlines and regulators must put in place safety management systems that can make use of this information in order to take action before an accident occurs."
Italy refuses to publish airline `blacklist`,
Italian Transport Minister Pietro Lunardi, who called European Union efforts to create a blacklist of unsafe airlines `useless,` is trying to convince his EU counterparts that singling out safe carriers is more effective.
Italy`s civil aviation authority ENAC has compiled a list of six airlines that are suspended or banned from Italy, though Lunardi refuses to officially turnover the names to the EU. According to Il Sole/24 Ore, the airlines would be BGB Air, GST Aero, Hozu Avia, Kuban Airlines, Hemus Air and Ghana Airways. (Bloomberg)