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Airlines Black List

Before you board your next flight it may be worth to check if the airline you are using has not been blacklisted by civil aviation authorities due to safety concerns.

Page 1 provides the list of the airlines blacklisted by the European community and by the USA. The list comes from official sources: The European Commission and the FAA.

Page 2 gives details about how foreign airlines are controlled by Aviation Authorities, and the powers the Authorities have to make these airlines comply with the regulation.

Page 3 explains how standard safety levels are guaranteed when you board your flight.

1. European black list (174 airlines black-listed)

Last update: 16th May, 2017

List of air carriers of which all operations are subject to a ban within the European community
Airline nationality Airline Date of the decision
AfghanistanAfghan Jet International Airlines16th May, 2017
AfghanistanAriana Afghan Airlines22nd March, 2006
AfghanistanEast horizon airlines16th May, 2017
AfghanistanKam Air23rd November, 2010
AfghanistanSafi Airways23rd November, 2010
AngolaAerojet8th April, 2009
AngolaAir gicango8th April, 2009
AngolaAir jet8th April, 2009
AngolaAir nave8th April, 2009
AngolaAir268th April, 2009
AngolaAngola air Services8th April, 2009
AngolaDiexim8th April, 2009
AngolaFLY54021st April, 2011
AngolaGira globo8th April, 2009
AngolaHeliang8th April, 2009
AngolaHelimalongo8th April, 2009
AngolaMavewa8th April, 2009
AngolaSonair8th April, 2009
CongoAir fast congo10th July, 2013
CongoAir Kasai22nd March, 2006
CongoAir katanga8th April, 2009
CongoAir Tropiques22nd March, 2006
CongoBlue Airlines22nd March, 2006
CongoBlue Sky16th May, 2017
CongoBusy bee congo8th April, 2009
CongoCanadian airways congo10th July, 2013
CongoCompagnie Africaine D’aviation (CAA)16th May, 2017
CongoCongo Airways16th May, 2017
CongoDakota Sprl16th May, 2017
CongoDoren Air Congo16th May, 2017
CongoEmeraude10th July, 2013
CongoEquaflight Services26th November, 2009
CongoEquajet10th July, 2013
CongoEquatorial Congo airlines S.A.21st November, 2011
CongoGomair12th October, 2006
CongoKin avia8th April, 2009
CongoKorongo Airlines21st April, 2011
CongoMalu Aviation22nd March, 2006
CongoMango airlines11th December, 2014
CongoMistral aviation10th July, 2013
CongoServe Air16th May, 2017
CongoServices Air22nd March, 2006
CongoSwala aviation8th April, 2009
CongoTrans air congo26th November, 2009
CongoTransair Cargo Services16th May, 2017
CongoWill airlift10th July, 2013
DjiboutiDaallo airlines26th November, 2009
Equatorial GuineaCeiba Intercontinental11th April, 2008
Equatorial GuineaCronos Airlines28th November, 2007
Equatorial GuineaPunto azul10th July, 2013
Equatorial GuineaTango airways10th July, 2013
EritreaEritrean airlines10th July, 2013
EritreaNasair Eritrea10th July, 2013
GabonAfric Aviation23rd November, 2010
GabonAllegiance Air Tourist16th May, 2017
GabonNationale Regionale Transport (N.R.T.)16th May, 2017
GabonSky Gabon24th July, 2008
GabonSolenta Aviation Gabon24th July, 2008
GabonTropical Air-Gabon16th May, 2017
IndonesiaAir pacific utama11th September, 2007
IndonesiaAlda Trans Papua16th May, 2017
IndonesiaAlfa Trans Dirgantara16th May, 2017
IndonesiaAma16th May, 2017
IndonesiaAngkasa Super Service16th May, 2017
IndonesiaAsi pudjiastuti11th September, 2007
IndonesiaAviastar mandiri11th September, 2007
IndonesiaDabi air nusantara11th September, 2007
IndonesiaDeraya air taxi11th September, 2007
IndonesiaDerazona air service11th September, 2007
IndonesiaEastindo11th September, 2007
IndonesiaElang Lintas Indonesia16th May, 2017
IndonesiaElang nusantara air11th December, 2014
IndonesiaErsa eastern aviation10th July, 2013
IndonesiaGatari air service11th September, 2007
IndonesiaHevilift Aviation16th May, 2017
IndonesiaIndo Star Aviation16th May, 2017
IndonesiaIndonesia air asia extra11th December, 2014
IndonesiaIndonesia air transport11th September, 2007
IndonesiaIntan angkasa air service11th September, 2007
IndonesiaJayawijaya dirgantara10th July, 2013
IndonesiaJohnlin air Transport26th November, 2009
IndonesiaKal Star Aviation16th May, 2017
IndonesiaKartika airlines11th September, 2007
IndonesiaKomala indonesia11th December, 2014
IndonesiaKura-kura aviation11th September, 2007
IndonesiaMarta Buana Abadi16th May, 2017
IndonesiaMatthew air nusantara10th July, 2013
IndonesiaMimika air8th April, 2009
IndonesiaMy indo airlines11th December, 2014
IndonesiaNam air11th December, 2014
IndonesiaNational utility helicopter11th September, 2007
IndonesiaNusantara air Charter26th November, 2009
IndonesiaPegasus Air Services10th July, 2013
IndonesiaPelita air service11th September, 2007
IndonesiaPenerbangan Angkasa Semesta16th May, 2017
IndonesiaPura wisata baruna11th September, 2007
IndonesiaRiau airlines11th September, 2007
IndonesiaSmac11th September, 2007
IndonesiaSpirit Aviation Sentosa16th May, 2017
IndonesiaSriwijaya air11th September, 2007
IndonesiaSurya Air10th July, 2013
IndonesiaTransnusa aviation mandiri10th July, 2013
IndonesiaTranswisata prima aviation11th September, 2007
IndonesiaTravel express aviation service11th September, 2007
IndonesiaTravira utama11th September, 2007
IndonesiaTri Mg-Intra Asia Airlines16th May, 2017
IndonesiaUnindo26th November, 2009
IndonesiaWeststar Aviation Indonesia16th May, 2017
IndonesiaWing abadi airlines11th September, 2007
IrakIraqi Airways16th May, 2017
IranIran Aseman Airlines16th May, 2017
Kyrgyz RepublicAir bishkek10th July, 2013
Kyrgyz RepublicAir Kyrgyzstan11th December, 2014
Kyrgyz RepublicAir Manas5th March, 2007
Kyrgyz RepublicAvia traffic company12th October, 2006
Kyrgyz RepublicCAAS
Kyrgyz RepublicHeli sky11th December, 2014
Kyrgyz RepublicManas airways11th December, 2014
Kyrgyz RepublicS group International11th December, 2014
Kyrgyz RepublicSky bishkek11th December, 2014
Kyrgyz RepublicSky Kg Airlines10th July, 2013
Kyrgyz RepublicSky way air12th October, 2006
Kyrgyz RepublicTez jet11th December, 2014
Kyrgyz RepublicValor Air24th July, 2008
LiberiaAll airlines11th December, 2014
LibyaAfriqiyah Airways11th December, 2014
LibyaAir Libya11th December, 2014
LibyaBuraq Air11th December, 2014
LibyaGhadames air transport11th December, 2014
LibyaGlobal aviation and services11th December, 2014
LibyaLibyan airlines11th December, 2014
LibyaPetro air11th December, 2014
NepalAir dynasty heli. S11th December, 2014
NepalAir kasthamandap11th December, 2014
NepalBuddha air11th December, 2014
NepalFishtail air11th December, 2014
NepalGoma air11th December, 2014
NepalMakalu air11th December, 2014
NepalManang air PVT LTD11th December, 2014
NepalMountain helicopters11th December, 2014
NepalMuktinath airlines11th December, 2014
NepalNepal airlines corporation11th December, 2014
NepalShree airlines11th December, 2014
NepalSimrik air11th December, 2014
NepalSimrik airlines11th December, 2014
NepalSita air11th December, 2014
NepalTara air11th December, 2014
NepalYeti airlines domestic11th December, 2014
NigeriaMed-View Airline16th May, 2017
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinMustique Airways16th May, 2017
São Tomé and PríncipeAfrica Connection26th November, 2009
São Tomé and PríncipeSTP Airways26th November, 2009
Sierra LeoneAir rum, LTD11th September, 2007
Sierra LeoneDestiny Air Services11th September, 2007
Sierra LeoneHeavylift cargo11th September, 2007
Sierra LeoneOrange Air Sierra Leone, LTD11th September, 2007
Sierra LeoneParamount Airlines, LTD11th September, 2007
Sierra LeoneSeven four eight Air Services, LTD11th September, 2007
Sierra LeoneTeebah Airways11th September, 2007
SudanAlfa Airlines Sd16th May, 2017
SudanBadr Airlines16th May, 2017
SudanBlue bird aviation11th December, 2014
SudanEldinder Aviation16th May, 2017
SudanGreen flag Aviation23rd November, 2010
SudanHelejetic air11th December, 2014
SudanKata air transport11th December, 2014
SudanKush Aviation Co.16th May, 2017
SudanNova Airways16th May, 2017
SudanSudan Airways Co.16th May, 2017
SudanSun Air16th May, 2017
SudanTarco Air16th May, 2017
SurinameBlue Wings Airline23rd November, 2010
UkraineInternational joint-stock aviation company (URGA)16th May, 2017
ZimbabweAir Zimbabwe (PVT) Ltd16th May, 2017

Airlines are banned or have restricted rights only when there are data demonstrating that they infringed specific regulation criteria. These criteria are based on the results of ground controlled performed on European airports, on the usage of aircraft badly maintained, dilapidated or obsolete, on the airline incapability to correct default identified during inspections and on the incapacity of the Authority in charge of the airline oversight and surveillance to perform this task.

List of air carriers of which operations are subject to operational restrictions within the European community
Airline nationality Airline (and aircraft affected) Date of the decision
AngolaTAAG Angola Airlines
(except five B-777 and four B737-700)
26th November, 2009
ComorosAir Service Comores (except Let-410 UVP)12th October, 2006
GabonAfrijet (except two Falcon 50 & two Falcon 900)24th July, 2008
GabonNouvelle Air Affaires Gabon
(except CL601 and HS-125-800)
26th November, 2009
IranIran Air
Restricted aircraft : Fokker 100 / Boeing 747
23rd November, 2010
North CoreaAir Koryo
(except both Tu-204)
23rd November, 2010

2. American black list (22 countries having their airlines black-listed)

Last update: 24th May, 2006

Airline nationality Airline Date of the decision
BangladeshAll airlines13th January, 2006
BelizeAll airlines13th January, 2006
BulgariaAll airlines13th January, 2006
CongoAll airlines13th January, 2006
Dominican RepublicAll airlines13th January, 2006
GambiaAll airlines13th January, 2006
GhanaAll airlines13th January, 2006
GuatemalaAll airlines13th January, 2006
GuyanaAll airlines13th January, 2006
HaitiAll airlines13th January, 2006
HondurasAll airlines13th January, 2006
Ivory CoastAll airlines13th January, 2006
KiribatiAll airlines13th January, 2006
MontenegroAll airlines13th January, 2006
NauruAll airlines13th January, 2006
NicaraguaAll airlines13th January, 2006
ParaguayAll airlines13th January, 2006
SerbiaAll airlines13th January, 2006
SwazilandAll airlines13th January, 2006
UkraineAll airlines13th January, 2006
UruguayAll airlines13th January, 2006
ZimbabweAll airlines13th January, 2006

The Federal Aviation Administration assessed this country's civil aviation authority (CAA) and determined that it does not provide safety oversight of its air carrier operators in accordance with the minimum safety oversight standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

This rating is applied if one or more of the following deficiencies are identified:

  • The country lacks laws or regulations necessary to support the certification and oversight of air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards.
  • The National Civil Aviation Authority lacks the technical expertise, resources, and organization to license or oversee air carrier operations.
  • The National Civil Aviation Authority does not have adequately trained and qualified technical personnel
  • The National Civil Aviation Authority does not provide adequate inspector guidance to ensure enforcement of, and compliance with, minimum international standards.
  • AND the National Civil Aviation Authority has insufficient documentation and records of certification and inadequate continuing oversight and surveillance of air carrier operations.