ICAO to audit Kazakhstan airlines by autumn

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will audit Kazakhstan air companies in autumn,
Tengrinews.kz reports citing KazakhstanVice-Minister of Transport and Communications Azat Bekturov.

“A complex work is currently in process. We want our company to be
removed from any blacklists. As we have repeated several times we are working
with the ICAO and their experts. Thanks to that work, we suppose that we will
bring ICAO auditors in the end of summer or in the beginning of autumn to take
the airlines out of the blacklist,” Bekturov told the journalists on the
sidelines of the 6th Astana Economic Forum.

“We hope that this time there will be a big difference compared to 2009.
We will contact the EU flights safety commission in November and let them know
that the audit, I hope, has been passed successfully and the required work has
been completed. We will ask the EU to vote for removing restrictions from our
airlines in the European space,” he said.

“This is a difficult job. This is the first time we check the aircrafts
registered in Kazakhstanbut based abroad. Earlier Kazakhstancompanies used to work without such checks. We can now pay good salaries to
hire best experts. They are experienced, possess the required certificates and
licenses to check and inspect western-made aircrafts that are currently in use
in Kazakhstan,”
the Vice-Minister added.

The European Union earlier published the list of airlines banned from
flying over its territory.
Almost all the Kazakhstan airlines were on
the blacklist.

Source – http://en.tengrinews.kz/

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