The EC says that the move follows a review of the Iranian airline’s systems and processes.

In a statement, it said the company was being removed from the list “in view of the significant efforts and progress accomplished by this carrier, which were verified during an on-site inspection in Iran.”

Mahan was the only Gulf carrier on the EC list. It was banned in September 2007 following a series of safety alerts from various European nations. At the time, a number of the airline’s planes lacked collision-avoidance systems, which have now been installed.

Air West from Sudan remains banned (MEED 14:9:08).