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Vol 47 No 7

Published 31st March 2006


Lackadaisical list

As worries grow about air safety in Africa, the European Union has released a new list of 91 (mostly African) airlines banned from entering its airspace. It claims the list will help maintain safety standards - but virtually none of the lines listed fly to Europe. Most would be barred from EU airports because they don't meet noise-level requirements.

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