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  7/24/2014, Tammuz 26, 5774

European Aviation Body Debates Israel, Ukraine Flight Bans

Europe's aviation body on Thursday called for an "urgent" debate on airspace security guidelines after the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine and the suspension of flights to Tel Aviv.

Airlines need independent risk assessments of their flight plans, rather than relying on governments and air traffic control alone to decide on danger zones, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) said.