Saudi revoke permits for Iran’s Mahan Air

By AVB Staff 7 April 2016
Saudi revoke permits for Iran’s Mahan Air Airline has been prevented from landing at airports in KSA or transiting in its airspace

The Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has revoked the permits previously granted to Iran’s Mahan Air that allow it to land at its airports and transit through its airspace.

According to a statement from the GACA the decision was made during a follow-up performance of foreign air carriers opering in the Kingfom. During this, a number of “sustemic abuses” in violation of the regulations and national laws relevant to the safety of international aircraft operators kingdom against Mahan Air Lines Inc.

Under article 163 of the civil aviation system in Saudi Arabia on sanctions against offending companies, GACA can order the "suspension of permits or licenses issued to them for a limited period or withdraw."

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