Angola: EU experts inspect Angola’s national airline

22 February 2008

Luanda, Angola, 22 Feb – Experts from the European Union Civil Aviation Commission are due to leave Luanda Saturday following a week of inspections of Angolan airline Taag’s correction plan that the company had to apply to be taken off the European airspace “black list.”

On Thursday eight experts visited Luanda airport where they inspected sections, departments and aspects of reports and documents presented at Monday’s meeting.

The inspections mainly focused on Taag’s Maintenance and Engineering area, located in Luanda airport, looking at the flight safety conditions, instruction and maintenance manuals, safety and quality systems, the results of the IOSA audit, amongst other issues of mutual interest.

The two sides, which are due to end a private meeting Friday afternoon, continued to work to overcome the anomalies that are preventing Taag from flying in European airspace since it was placed on the so-called black list on 6 July, 2007.

The results of the meeting in Luanda will be presented in the first two weeks of April when the EU Civil Aviation Commission is due to meet in Brussels to decide if Taag can fly in Europe once again. (macauhub)