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Air Madagascar planes put on EU blacklist


Published on Apr 21, 2011

The European Commission has updated its aviation blacklist, with the most significant addition being two of Air Madagascar's Boeing 767 aircraft. The new ruling states that the wide-body planes, which the airline operates on its Antananarivo-Paris route, have been banned "because of significant safety deficiencies requiring decisive action". Air Madagascar also operates a B767 on flights to Bangkok and Guangzhou.

Elsewhere, four Indonesian cargo airlines have been removed from the blacklist (Cardig Air, Republic Express, Asia Link and Air Maleo), but many of the country's passenger airlines, including Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air and Riau Airlines, remain on the list. National carrier Garuda Indonesia, along with five other airlines, have already been de-listed. All Philippine carriers, including national carrier Philippines Airlines and Asia's third latest low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific, remain blacklisted.

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