The Civil Aviation Authority on Friday called on the European Union to lift the ban on Iraqi Airways and allow it to fly in the EU.
“The Civil Aviation Authority calls on the European Union to lift the ban on Iraqi Airways and allow it to fly in the countries of the Union,” a statement from the Ministry of Transport said, adding that “the technical agent of the Ministry of Transport General Director of Civil Aviation Authority Abbas Omran held a meeting with the Ambassador of the European Union mission in Baghdad Ramon Blakwa to discuss the summary report of the European Agency for Aviation Safety EASA and the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO on the assessment of the status of the Civil Aviation Authority of Iraq and also discuss the file lifting the European ban on Iraqi Airways.
The statement said that the European Civil Aviation Agency (EASA) and the International Aviation Organization (ICAO) had previously held two meetings with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority in the Jordanian capital Amman, during which they evaluated the work of the Iraqi civil aviation authority.
“Iraq has asked the European Union to cooperate with the Iraqi civil aviation authority in order to return the green bird to fly over European airspace,” the statement said.
He pointed out that “the Iraqi airspace has become an important corridor for Arab and foreign airlines and through which daily passes more than 500 aircraft passing.”