EU Commission notes high-level aviation safety in Kazakhstan

The European Commission notes the improvement of the air safety situation in Kazakhstan and asserts that to date there are no grounds for including the country’s airlines in the EU blacklist. Currently, the EU Commission has no complaints against the aviation authorities of Kazakhstan, although there were concerns after the Bek Air plane crash near Almaty and other cases.

“The European Commission concluded that Kazakhstan has made significant efforts and consistent changes aimed at improving the aviation safety in the country. Recognizing the progress made so far by Kazakhstan, the Commission will continue to monitor and assess the further development of the situation. In this context, the Commission intends to conduct, with the assistance of EASA and the EU member states, a field assessment review visit to Kazakhstan,” the statement says.

Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova

Editing by Saule Mukhamejanova