Airlines based in Gabon can again offer flights to member countries of the European Union. According to the organization, the Central African country has improved its air safety.
This is the result of the update made Monday in Cologne (Germany) at the headquarters of the European Union (EU) Aviation Safety Committee during a working session chaired by the European Commission and the European Agency Aviation Safety (EASA).
Banned more than a year ago at the same time as a dozen African countries, Gabon owes this satisfaction to improvements « made to air safety ». But there are still eleven countries on the continent that continue to charge « a lack of safety oversight by the aviation authorities of these states ».
These states are: Republic of Congo, DRC, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Liberia, Libya, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Angola. But in Angola, TAAG Angola Airlines and Heli Malongo are not part of the blacklist.