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Thai PM says lifting of red flag a significant turning point for country

Thailand’s government announced that the country would slowly regain its confidence in its aviation standard and Thai carriers are expected to add more flights after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) lifted the “red flag” status over safety issues. Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the development was a crucial turning point for the country’s aviation sector afterefforts raised the level of confidence in Thai airlines along with a …

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Rival air traffic control center makes flying over Cyprus risky – EU air safety agency

The presence of rival air traffic control centers on the ethnically-divided island makes flying over Cyprus a risky maneuver as instructions given by these are sowing “confusion and misunderstanding” among pilots, says a report by Europe’s air safety agency. The internal 2015 report collected by the European Aviation Safety Agency indicates a statistical analysis which shows that overall, the risks are acceptable as the chances of a “catastrophic” accident happening …

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COMESA member states asked to hasten completion of infrastructure projects

Member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have been asked to accelerate the completion of existing infrastructure projects to spark regional trade and commerce. The push was made during the 10th Joint Meeting of the Committees on Transport and Communications, Information Technology and Energy held in Lusaka Zambia last week. COMESA secretariat officials said that member states needed to make choices that will help quicken …

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Amendments being mulled by British Transport Secretary to avoid repeat of Monarch collapse

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling said that changes are being considered to an incident much like the Monarch collapse. This, he announced even as he confirmed that around 80,000 of the affected passengers of Monarch, had already returned home. Grayling remarked that he wants to explore the possibility for airlines to “wind down in an orderly manner” and take care of their customers without the need for the …

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