European aviation agency: Iraqi Airways ban is still in force
Baghdad / term
The Iraqi Transport Minister Kazem al - Hammami said in a press statement, "The European Aviation Safety Agency lifted a ban on the entry of Iraqi Airways European airspace," adding that he "was raised by Iraqi Airways from the blacklist was placed under surveillance by the European Aviation Safety Agency" .
Europe banned, Iraq 's national carrier from flying in the skies of Europe in 2015, due to lack of responsiveness to the criteria for the safety of the International Organization of Civil Aviation.
A spokesman for the European Aviation Safety Agency based in Cologne by e - mail that "as far as the agency is not aware of any update of this list since last December."
It owns Iraqi Airways now operates a fleet of nearly 35 aircraft, mostly modern aircraft, and was founded in 1945. On
the other hand, the President of the Commission services Parliamentary Nazim al - Saadi, the Iraqi Airways is still present on the block list from entering European airspace and health to be removed from the list.
Saadi said, " The European safety organization EASA has a single list of companies banned from entering European airspace and this list depends on the specific mechanisms by Law No. 2111/2005, and affirm the invalidity of the information cited by the minister about the Iraqi transition to the list under surveillance simply because there is no such list Start".
He added that " the European ban was for two reasons reports of irregularities committees safety known for short as (description) and not to close the irregularities and processing, and this has been worked on by Iraqi Airways has developed a mechanism to respond to any irregularities and lines made significant progress in this area."
Saadi explained that the second reason is the "third - country operator or the so - called Acronym Pal TCO and this file is still stuck sent lines of more than 800 documents of the Organization for European safety and needs subject to rooting operational contexts in these documents in the company 's work, noting that" the work of the Committee of mechanism TCO requires the presence of inspectors of the Committee of TCO to the facilities of Iraqi Airways to check and matching the documents sent to the committee with how to operate within the company. "
He explained that" the work of the Committee of TCO fixed and does not change the mechanism and we are waiting to feel the lines of the Committee of TCO its readiness for inspection have been exposed safety section air in the Iraqi aviation authority also for inspection if it was the opinion of the inspectors negative for the lines. "
he pointed Saadi he briefed on" the recent decision Aloaasa issued on December 8, 2016, and Iraqi listed number three on the list of the European ban , which included 193 airline. "
He continued, " the next revision of the list of the European ban will be in June 2017 , and Iraq is still present on the block list nor the health to be removed from the Start menu, and these mechanisms are usually documented and we have no knowledge of any new document issued by Alayasa benefit the Iraqi lifting of the block list."
In the meantime, the Swedish authorities decided to suspend flights between Sweden and Iraq for security reasons.
The agency said the Swedish transport, in a communication to her, "This prohibition includes all airlines organize direct flights between Sweden and Iraq."
The Swedish Transport Agency confirmed that it had received "information that the security situation in Iraq pose a threat to flights."
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