EU lifts safety ban on Philippine airlines

June 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Aviation, EUROPE, News

MANILA, 30 June 2015: Philippine airlines will no longer be banned from flying into Europe, aviation authorities said late last week after the European Union removed all remaining Philippine carriers from its safety blacklist.

The EU list, which has included Philippine airlines since 2010, bars from operating in European airspace any airlines it deems unable to meet international safety standards, or whose civil aviation authorities cannot provide the necessary safety oversight.

“All airlines from the Philippines, banned since 2010, have been released from the (air safety) list and are therefore allowed to operate in the European airspace,” a statement from the EU office in Brussels said.

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