Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:05 - Updated Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:22
INAVIC can leave EU safety list
Luanda - The National Civil Aviation Institute (INAVIC) is working to end the 10-year ban on operating in the European Union's airspace, said Tuesday in Luanda its Director General, Rui Carreira.
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Rui Carreira, Director - general of INAVIC
Photo: Lino Guimaraes
Speaking to ANGOP, Rui Carreira clarified that the news about the ban by the European Aviation Safety Agency of 13 Angolan airlines flying into the European Union space is only a biannual update of its security list.
"In fact, those who are on the safety list and are barred from operating in that space are the INAVIC, due to some irregularities related to air safety, which were detected 10 years ago in the course of an ICAO audit.
As a consequence, the national companies were penalized, "he explained.
He revealed that, although the situation has already been regularized with ICAO since March 2017, the European Union continues to make demands on the Authority and only after the institute has sent the requested documentation can the Union lift the ban affecting the 13 national companies.
Rui Carreira said that all Angolan companies mentioned in the document published last June by the EU Agency are only domestic operators, which is why they have not made efforts to leave the mentioned annex.
Annex A of the EU Agency includes Sonair, Mavewa, Helimalongo, Heliang, Gira Globo, Fly540, Diexim, Angola Air Services, Air26, Air Nave, Air Jet, Air Guicango and Aerojet.
TAAG is the only Angolan airline authorized to fly without restrictions in the airspace and territories of the member states of the European Union.
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