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Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

Gulf airlines watch Open Skies turn to empty skies

Sean Cronin – arabnews.com The battle for Open Skies is turning to one of empty skies for Gulf airlines trying to fill the cabins of planes flying to the US. Rampant trans-Atlantic route expansion by the big three regional carriers over the last two years is putting pressure on their profitability amid fierce fare competition and passenger frustration with increased security vetting. The aggressive push by Emirates, Etihad Airways and …

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Virgin Atlantic convinced an Anglo-US deal would be struck post Brexit

Virgin Atlantic strongly believes that Britain would have a bilateral arrangement for transatlantic flights after it leaves the European Union. Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive Craig Kreeger expressed his conviction that the UK would not cut itself off from the rest of the world, air connectivity—wise. “I have a lot of confidence that what we’ve seen this year is an indication of the fact that the UK is not going to …

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Somalia and ICAO at odds over control of airspace

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has given the Federal Government of Somalia a tough choice over control of its airspace. The Air Navigation Bureau of the ICAO has established a contingency plan that is comprised of measure that would limit the flow of air traffic into the country, should Somalia regain control of its sovereign airspace. If airspace control is given to the Somali Civil Aviation Authority, the vertical …

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New Zealand steps up support for Pacific aviation security

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has pledged to give $11.5 million to bolster aviation security in the Pacific and secure the safety of the travelling public, most of whom are citizens of New Zealand. The financial support is also being given to support trade and tourism in the region. “Pacific island countries must meet global aviation safety and security standards, and this funding will provide passenger and baggage screening …

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India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation issues new norms for no-fly list

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rolled out new norms with regards to the no-fly list, which is geared to make air travel safer by handling unruly passengers. The no-fly list norms intend to deal with disruptive passengers and will bar these passengers from travelling by air between 2 months to 2 years depending on the gravity of their offense. The list defines three levels of unruly behavior …

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ICAO expresses appreciation for European organizations it works with

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu extended the United Nation aviation agency’s profound appreciation for the numerous regional organizations it works within Europe during a keynote address at the 66th Special Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). Liu put the spotlight on a number of current and rising issues for the civil aviation sector of Europe and the global …

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Egypt ready to sign aviation security protocol with Russia

Russia’s Head of the Ministry of Transport Maxim Sokolov divulged that Egypt has expressed their readiness to sign a protocol on aviation security with their country. When officials of both countries sign the documents, flights between Moscow and Cairo may be resumed after they were suspended in light of the terrorist attack to a Russian aircraft back in November 2015. “To open an air service in any of the directions, …

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