Iran Air off safety blacklist, can fly to EU
European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List and now most of the aircraft of the Iran Air are allowed to resume operations to the EU, the Commission’s official website reported June 16.
“Following my visit to Iran in April, a technical assessment was successfully carried out in May,” the EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said commenting on the issue. “Based on this I am happy to announce that we are now also able to allow most aircraft from Iran Air back into European skies.”
Six airlines are subject to operational restrictions and can only fly to the EU with specific aircraft types: Afrijet and Nouvelle Air Affaires SN2AG (Gabon), Air Koryo (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), Air Service Comores (the Comoros), Iran Air (Iran) and TAAG Angola Airlines (Angola).