Tuesday, August 30, 2005

France, Belgium blacklist airlines

France and Belgium have issued blacklists of airlines prohibited from using their airports, in an attempt to allay public fears about flying after a recent series of deadly crashes.
The French list comprises six companies from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Thailand, North Korea, Mozambique and Liberia. Belgium's list released Monday includes nine airlines from Egypt, Armenia, Congo, Libya, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Ukraine and the Central African Republic.
Swiss civil aviation officials said they planned to release a similar list Thursday.
Proposals for a European blacklist were still working their way through lawmaking institutions, prompting individual countries to take action in the meantime...


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