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EU updates blacklist: removes Mahan Airlines
26 July 2008

The European Commission adopted the eighth update of the so-called blacklist of airlines that are banned from flying into the countries of the European Union due to safety concerns.
With this update, the Commission removed the operating ban from an Iranian air carrier Mahan Airlines, in view of the significant efforts and progress accomplished by this carrier, which were verified during an on site inspection in Iran.

In view of the worrying results of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) audit reports on Gabon, the Commission decided that operators from this country should not operate into the EC. Nevertheless, the Commission acknowledges that the Government of Gabon has made prompt and drastic efforts to effectively change the safety situation of their civil aviation with the direct help from ICAO, including the adoption through an emergency procedure of a new Aviation Code. Two air carriers