The EU Commission’s Aviation Blacklist has been published in the Official Journal 24 March 2006 . The publication of the list will allow passengers to make informed choices even when they travel outside the EU, in countries where these flight bans do not apply. The preparation and finalisation of the list is the result of successful co-operation between the Commission, the Member States and the European Parliament. The Commission and the “Air Safety” Committee will continue to monitor airlines and national civil aviation authorities to ensure their adherence to internationally-agreed air safety standards. It will continue to address new threats to European air safety by updating the list when necessary, as well as recognise the progress made by airlines on the list, in order to ensure their removal once their safety deficiencies have been rectified.