Black list of air carriers


The list of air carriers banned from operating and subjected to operational restrictions to the European Union is available under this link and at airport information points at the terminal.


The civil aviation authorities of Member States of the European Union are only able to inspect aircraft of airlines that operate flights to and from Union airports; and in view of the random nature of such inspections, it is not possible to check all aircraft that land at each Union airport. The fact that an airline is not included in the Community list does not, therefore, automatically mean that it meets the applicable safety standards. Where an airline which is currently included in the Community list deems itself to be in conformity with the necessary technical elements and requirements prescribed by the applicable international safety standards, it may request the Commission to commence the procedure for its removal from the list. Every effort has been made to verify the exact identity of all airlines included on the Community list –namely through the inclusion of: the specific letter codes assigned (andunique) to each airline by the  ICAO, the State of certification and the air operator certificate (or operating licence) number. Nonetheless, absolute verification has not been possible in all cases owing to a total lack of information surrounding some airlines that might be operating on the border of, or altogether outside, the recognised international aviation regime. It can therefore not be excluded that there might becompanies operating in good faith under the same trading name as an airline included on the Community list.