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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 30 November 2017.
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.
List of air carriers
Banned airlines by country
|Angola||All||TAAG Angola Airlines
Heli Malongo Airways
|TAAG Angola Airlines is subject to restrictions under Annex B.|
|Republic of the Congo||All|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||All|
|Gabon||All||Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon
Afrijet Business Service
|Nouvelle Air Affaires Gabon and Afrijet Business are subject to restrictions under Annex B.|
|Iran||Iran Aseman Airlines||Iran Air is subject to restrictions under Annex B.|
|Moldova||All||Air Moldova, FlyOne, Aerotranscargo|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||All|
|Suriname||Blue Wing Airlines|
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||Boeing 777
|Angola||Currently entire fleet of TAAG|
|Comoros||Comores Air Services||1 Let L-410 Turbolet registered D6-CAM||Comoros||Still mentioned on the list, although the airline ceased operations in 2016.|
|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
|Iran||Iran Air||All except all Fokker 100 and Boeing B747 aircraft currently on its AOC||Iran|
|Iraq||Iraqi Airways||All Airbus A320-200s.||Iraq||Operated by AirExplore|
|North Korea||Air Koryo||2 Tupolev Tu-204 registered P-632, P-633||North Korea|
- Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 December 2005 on the establishment of a Community list of air carriers subject to an operating ban within the Community and on informing air transport passengers of the identity of the operating air carrier
- Commission Regulation (EC) No 474/2006 of 22 March 2006 establishing the Community list of air carriers which are subject to an operating ban within the Community referred to in Chapter II of Regulation (EC) No 2111/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council
- "List of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union" (PDF). European Commission for Transport. European Commission. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- "EU allows Iran's state carrier to resume flights in bloc". Reuters. 16 June 2016.
- Associated Press (30 November 2007). "Venezuelan airline barred from European Union skies". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- "Aviation Safety: Commission removes all airlines from Indonesia from EU Air Safety List".
- The EU Air Safety List at the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport
- Questions and answers on the list of air carriers subject to an operating ban in the EU (the "black list")