Turkmenistan Airlines on February 4, 2019 was banned by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) from flying in European airspace due to its safety non-compliance.
EASA stated the airline is suspended “pending confirmation that it meets international air safety standards”. Passengers were stranded.
The airline flies on a scheduled basis to Birmingham, Frankfurt, London (Heathrow) and Paris.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority issued this statement:
Following the decision on February 4, 2019, by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to suspend permission for Turkmenistan Airlines to operate services to the European Union, Turkmenistan Airlines flights from Birmingham and London Heathrow to Amritsar, and London Heathrow to Delhi – which fly via Ashgabat – are suspended with immediate effect.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority is required under European law to withdraw Turkmenistan Airlines’ permit to operate to the UK pending EASA‘s restoration of their approval that it meets international air safety standards.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Turkmenistan Airlines Boeing 757-23A EZ-A010 (msn 25345) IST (TMK Photography). Image: 944521.
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