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Aviation experts looking for smarter, more stringent aviation policies for Africa

Aviation experts from across the African continent and beyond, are looking for smarter and more stern aviation policies that would help facilitate the growth of the airline industry in the region. The delegates were part of the opening of the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) for African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and its summit at the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The AGA and the summit is the biggest air transport gathering …

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UAE Ambassador meets Indian Civil Aviation Minister to discuss civil aviation matters

Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ambassador to India, has met with Shri Jayant Sinha, the Indian Minister for Civil Aviation, in the Indian capital of New Delhi to discuss different aviation related issues. During the meeting, the two sides talked about issues regarding civil aviation and air routes between the two countries, which are being governed by the Air Services Agreement that UAE and India …

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IATA points out top agenda for African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has pinpointed five urgent areas of concern that must be addressed properly to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are: enhancing safety efforts, enabling airlines to improve intra-Africa connectivity, unblocking airline funds, avoiding air traffic management re-fragmentation and over-investment and ensuring that Africa has the professionals it needs to support the industry’s growth. At the moment, aviation currently backs 6.8 million …

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IATA calls for bolstering of aviation security in four areas

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed for aviation security to be bolstered by addressing four key areas namely closer government-to-government cooperation to eliminate the long-term challenges of extraterritorial measures, the universal application of global standards, better information-sharing among governments and with industry, and the efficient implementation of new and existing technology capabilities. “Governments and the industry are partners in aviation security. Airlines have operational know-how. Governments have the …

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Dubai Airports Company CEO eyeing open skies agreement with China

Dubai Airports Company Chief Executive Paul Griffiths is targeting an open skies agreement with China to foster future growth of passengers travelling via Dubai from the Asia Pacific region. “The key thing with China is to get the Chinese government to agree that opening up the domestic [aviation] market for more international operations is going to be a very positive thing for them,” said Griffiths. However, he reported that progress …

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