European Commission Lifts All Restrictions On Flights To EU Countries From Kazakhstan

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 31. The EuropeanCommission has lifted all restrictions on flights to EU countriesfrom Kazakhstan, Trend reports.

Meanwhile, it became known after the meeting of the Committee onFlight Safety of the European Commission with the participation ofrepresentatives of Aviation authorities from 27 countries of theEuropean Union (EU).

During the meeting of the Committee, the delegation of aviationauthorities of Kazakhstan, headed by Vice Minister of TransportTalgat Lastaev, discussed the current state of affairs regardingflight safety in the country.

With the assistance of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Belgium,during the committee meeting, the Kazakh delegation presented theactions taken to eliminate previously identified comments, whichwere positively assessed by the European Commission.

According to the decision of the committee meeting, adopted bythe 27 EU member states, given the significant progress in ensuringflight safety, all restrictions on flights to the European Unioncountries were lifted by Kazakhstan and Kazakhstani carriers.

In his letter dated May 30, 2024, Filip Cornelis, Director ofthe Aviation Department of the Directorate General for Mobility andTransport of the European Commission, notes that“the EuropeanCommission has decided to complete the enhanced monitoring ofKazakhstan's activities”.

This meeting of the committee was preceded by a great deal ofwork carried out since 2009, as well as a successful technicalassessment of the functioning of the flight safety system by theaviation authorities of Kazakhstan in February 2024 by EUexperts.

Furthermore, it should be mentioned that in 2022, there was ahigh risk of Kazakhstani airlines being blacklisted by the EuropeanCommission.

Generally, EU experts note significant improvements in theeffective functioning of the system of certification, control, andsupervision in the field of flight operations, maintenance ofairworthiness, training, and licensing of aviation personnel.

During the period of monitoring of Kazakhstan from 2021 by theEuropean Commission, the new model of functioning of aviationauthorities in the country shows positive dynamics of developmentand effective establishment, which also creates favorableconditions for the development of domestic air carriers, which donot have any restrictions for flights to Europe.

Based on information from the International Civil AviationOrganization (ICAO) and the European Commission, Kazakhstan is asuccessful example of civil aviation governance reform.


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