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Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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Direct flights between Amritsar and UK being lobbied for

Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is urging British airlines to launch direct flights between Amritsar and the UK. Dhesi met with airlines’ senior officials and bolstered their confidence with Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s assurance to possibly forego state aviation tax if they resumed flights from Amritsar. Dhesi met with Virgin Atlantic and Air India senior officials and backed his case with significant figures regarding the commercial potential of flights …

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Czech Republic and China sign Memorandum of Cooperation on general aviation

Representatives of the Czech Republic and China have agreed to a Memorandum of Cooperation to improve bilateral cooperation in general aviation. The document was signed by Advisor of the President of the Czech Republic, Jan Kohout, and a senior official from Chengdu, the capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province. The touchpoints and common interests in the document were aircraft manufacturing, light aircraft trade, construction of the general aviation airports, development …

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Aviation Round Table asks Nigerian Federal Government to halt foreign airlines from having multiple entry points

Aviation Round Table (ART) President, Gbenga Olowo, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to stop foreign carriers from having numerous entry points. Speaking from the Nigerian city of Lagos, Olowo appealed to the government to examine Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries He said the agreements, which had stimulated foreign airlines, to fly into Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu International airports, respectively, were not extended …

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