Philippine Airlines allowed back into EU airspace

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philippine_airlinesThe Philippines’ national carrier Philippine Airlines has been removed from the blacklist of airlines that fail to meet international aviation standards, according to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on July 10 in Manila.

With the removal,  the airline will now resume flights to London, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam by September or October. The EU lifted the ban imposed in 2010 over safety concerns because of the “improved safety oversight provided by Philippine Airline’s effective compliance with relevant aviation safety regulations” during an on-site safety assessment held in June. The EU Air Safety Committee discussed the Philippine case on June 26.

The move comes after Emirates and All Nippon Airways have said they are interesting in acquiring a stake in Philippine Airlines.

For all other Philippine carriers, the ban remains as more work is needed to reach effective compliance with relevant aviation safety standards, he said.

In the case of Cebu Pacific, the EU noted the improvement in the implementation of safety measures, but indicated that a recent accident shows “some weakness that needs to be addressed.”

The Philippine government  is also hopeful that the US Federal Aviation Authority would reinstate the Philippines to Category 1 status. Currently classified as Category 2, Phlippine Airlines is prevented from expanding its service to the US.

The EU has also removed Venezuela’s Conviasa airline from the blacklist.

See here a full list of airlines banned from EU airspace.

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The Philippines’ national carrier Philippine Airlines has been removed from the blacklist of airlines that fail to meet international aviation standards, according to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on July 10 in Manila.

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philippine_airlinesThe Philippines’ national carrier Philippine Airlines has been removed from the blacklist of airlines that fail to meet international aviation standards, according to an announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on July 10 in Manila.

With the removal,  the airline will now resume flights to London, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam by September or October. The EU lifted the ban imposed in 2010 over safety concerns because of the “improved safety oversight provided by Philippine Airline’s effective compliance with relevant aviation safety regulations” during an on-site safety assessment held in June. The EU Air Safety Committee discussed the Philippine case on June 26.

The move comes after Emirates and All Nippon Airways have said they are interesting in acquiring a stake in Philippine Airlines.

For all other Philippine carriers, the ban remains as more work is needed to reach effective compliance with relevant aviation safety standards, he said.

In the case of Cebu Pacific, the EU noted the improvement in the implementation of safety measures, but indicated that a recent accident shows “some weakness that needs to be addressed.”

The Philippine government  is also hopeful that the US Federal Aviation Authority would reinstate the Philippines to Category 1 status. Currently classified as Category 2, Phlippine Airlines is prevented from expanding its service to the US.

The EU has also removed Venezuela’s Conviasa airline from the blacklist.

See here a full list of airlines banned from EU airspace.

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