(English) EC team accomplishes inspections on Nepal’s civil aviation sectors

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KATHMANDU, Nepal–A six-member panel of aviation safety expert from the European Commission (EC) has accomplished its five-day on-site inspections of Nepal´s civil aviation sector on Saturday.

During its Nepal visit, the team monitored the safety status of six domestic air carriers – Nepal Airlines, Yeti Air, Sita Air, Buddha Air, Shree Air and Tara Air.

Stating the Nepali aviation sector unsafe, EC has banned all Nepal-based airlines from flying to EU since December 5.

Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Ratish Chandra Lal Suman said the EU team did not reveal anything after wrapping of its five-day on-site inspections.

Holding a press conference in the capital Kathmandu on Saturday Suman said they expected positive results. Nepali aviation experts had requested the EU team to explore the root cause of the accidents. The team will submit the report to EC.

The EU team has informed that the findings on Nepal’s aviation safety will be tabled in a meeting of EC’s Aviation Safety Committee in Brussels from 25 to 27 March.

It is still unclear when Nepali aviation will be lifted from the ban from flying to European countries.

Aiming to carry out a comprehensive study of the air safety situation here in Nepal, a high level team of experts from the EC had arrived in Kathmandu on last Saturday.

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