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Wizz Air banned from flying cargo to US

Wizz Air banned from flying cargo to US

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) refuses to authorize Wizz Air for cargo flights to and from the United States.

The US says it has concerns about security oversight at the company. “As part of its review of foreign airline applications for exemptions and/or permits, the Department requests a safety recommendation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “At this point, the FAA has stated that it cannot now determine whether Wizz Air Hungary’s safety oversight is sufficient to grant the applicant the benefits,” the DOT said. The agency notes that it is seeking additional information from EASA and the Hungarian Civil Aviation Authority. If the FAA’s safety requirements are met, Wizz Air is free to submit a new application. .

In January, Wizz Air announced It will operate cargo flights on behalf of the Hungarian government. The aircraft used by the company is HA-LHU, an Airbus A330-200F owned by the Hungarian government. It is the only A330 currently in service within Wizz Air’s fleet. With future (charter) cargo flights to and from the US, the low-cost airline submitted a license application earlier this year. Society met with resistance ALPA, the largest American pilots union, said Wizz Air has an anti-union culture. Conditions of employment At the expense of flight safety. The union has welcomed the news that the application has been rejected for now.

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