Nepal sends progress report to EU

24th Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Nepal Air Aviation, which has been blacklisted by the European Union (EU) since the last five years, soon will be removed from that list. The European Commission under the EU has blacklisted a serious security concern over the aviation region since 2013. The International Civil Aviation Organization (IACO) had removed the name from the list of serious security concerns (SSCs) from July 2017.

Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Rabindra Adhikari said that the Parliamentarians raised their concern regarding the flight in the House of Representatives and decided to take immediate initiative to remove the Nepal Air Force from the threat of EU.

He said that the International Civil Aviation Organization (IACO) has succeeded in removing Nepal's name from the list of danger and expressed the belief that the within three months blacklist from EU will be removed. The EU-based security concern banned the Nepalese Air Force flights in Europe.

Nepal Civil Aviation Authority Director General Sanjiv Gautam said that Nepal had sent all progress reports to EU regarding flight security hoping that EU will remove Nepal’s name from the blacklist.

Unless the flight is on the blacklist, no air in Nepal will be able to fly in Europe. The National Air Corporation plans to conduct the flight between Japan and Italy through two broadband aircraft, which will soon be coming to Nepal. According to Gautam, Director General of Authority we are unable to fly to Japan unless the name is removed from the blacklist.