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Madagascar: Air Madagascar sends a delegation to Brussels to lift the partial ban of its European service




The national airline of Madagascar banned from flying from April 2011 in the European area, sends this month in Brussels, a delegation to plead his case before the European Union, as stated in the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
 
Air Madagascar thus wants to get out completely from the Annex B, and that the European authorities finally acknowledge the efforts made by the company to improve the safety of its air routes.
 
Eventually, the two Airbus A340 from Air Madagascar would be able to again provide the service of Europe.
Since currently for the European air services, one of two large aircraft is registered in Iceland, with onboard a crew registered in the Nordic countries.

"If we are removed from this Annex B, we can use two aircraft for the journey Madagascar-Europe, Paris in particular. Currently, if the plane goes down, we will have to wait for it to be repaired to transport passengers. There is only this aircraft, for the moment, which can enter this European area", said on side of Air Madagascar.
 
For John Robert Razafy, Director general of Civil Aviation of Madagascar "this delegation will prepare for the arrival of the Technical Committee, in February. "This Committee will decide in March to withdraw or not the company Air Madagascar of Annex B".
 
As a remainder, a Boeing 737-300 of the Malagasy national fleet, joined last July two other devices of the same type authorized to fly in the sky of the European Union and is out of list B implementation in 2005 which prohibits the European area to aircraft which are recognized shortcomings in terms of security.



Antso Rajaona


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