MED-VIEW Airline management at the weekend reacted to its inclusion into the list of blacklisted airlines blacklisted by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA) stating that it suspended its operations .
Med-View has four weekly frequencies to Gatwick London International Airport which the airline claims remains, since it suspended operations on the route.
The management explained that as at the time it commenced the route in November 2015, it was operating its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft until European Union Aviation Safety Inspector (EASA) observed some safety issues which led the Management to settle for a B777-200 aircraft leased from Euro Atlantic Airlines.
After a few period of operation, the aircraft developed technical issues and failed to meet Med-View Airline operational standards which intimated the suspension of our operation to London.
EASA had erroneously earlier in the week, included Med-View Airline among the carriers that were blacklisted by it despite ceasing operations to Europe over two years ago.
Aviation stakeholders had said that EASA made mockery of its supposedly updated list with the inclusion of the airline.
According to airspace-africa.com, the commission has updated its list of airlines banned from operating in the European airspace because they fail to meet international safety standards.