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Sudanese aircrafts banned by EU

afrol News, 30 March - Sudanese aircrafts have been joined to the taxi of the world's airlines totally banned on the European airspace, due to poor safety standards.

This follows an announcement today by the European Union to ban all airlines from the Philippines and Sudan from flying into Europe, saying that their safety standards were too unreliable.

Some 300 airlines from around the world are banned from flying into European space as part of securing the airspace against accidents.

Other African airlines banned from flying to Europe or facing restrictions of limited entry include, Benin, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone, São Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland and Zambia with Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines making the rest of the other world.

The EU has said the latest bannings are a result of persistent violations of civil aviation requirements by the airlines.

"In both cases, it is because of persistent and serious non-compliance by the civil aviation authorities in terms of overseeing and checks on aircraft," the European Commission said in a statement.

The commission has also warned Albania to improve safety urgently, but commended Egypt for its standards.

It also re-opened its skies to the TAAG airline of Angola and Air Koryo of North Korea under strict conditions.

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