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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Nov 28, 2010

Afghan carriers are banned from flying into European airspace All Afghan carriers are banned from flying into European airspace, due to the country's poor safety record of its civil aviation oversight system, European Commission said on Tuesday. The ban takes effect from Wednesday and affects routes from Kabul to Vienna, London and Frankfurt. AFP reports that the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, also added Mauritania Airways to its black list of high-risk airlines along with new carriers from Gabon, Afric Aviation, and Kyrgyzstan, CAAS. AFP reports that the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, also added Mauritania Airways to its black list of high-risk airlines along with new carriers from Gabon, Afric Aviation, and Kyrgyzstan, CAAS. The commission cited "safety deficiencies identified in its system to oversee civil aviation and on several carriers." According to AFP, the EU executive said it was ready to provide active support to Afghanistan's efforts to improve civil aviation oversight and safety in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Nov 23, 2010

Adria Airways Adria Airways will launch service from Pristina to Munich (daily), Frankfurt (four-times-weekly) and Dusseldorf (twice-weekly) using a 135-seat Airbus A319. Nov 22, 2010

Aer Lingus Aer Lingus will launch twice-weekly Cork-Palma de Mallorca and Belfast-Gran Canaria service at the end of March. It will increase frequency on flights from ORK to Amsterdam to 13-times-weekly while flights from ORK to Lanzarote, Tenerife and Faro will see an extra weekly service. Nov 24, 2010

Aeroflot European transport commissioner Siim Kallas has urged Russia to modernise its air traffic infrastructure. Kallas says that Russia has "paid too little attention to the huge potential it has in world aviation", adding: "There is no advanced and competitive Russian airline competing in global aviation markets. Aeroflot has about 100 airplanes; Air France-KLM, 624." Nov 23, 2010

Air France, Airbus France's Government is to launch another search for the wreckage of the Air France Airbus A330-200 which crashed into the South Atlantic last year. Recovery teams are scheduled to begin the search in February 2011. It would be the fourth attempt to find the missing aircraft, which was operating flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris when it was lost on 1 June 2009. French transport minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and transport secretary Thierry Mariani disclosed the plan following a review of the...

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