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Uganda: Proposed amendment to CAA Act to Support Aviation Growth

State Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire has urged the Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Infrastructure Committee to back a proposed amendment of the Civil Aviation Act 2017 CAP354 to foster growth of the aviation industry by enticing more airlines into Uganda. “The Bill will enable Uganda remain up-to-date with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and comply with global uniformity for a safe, secure …

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Smaller U.S. airlines bash Senate tax bill provision targeting Gulf carriers

JetBlue Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and other U.S. passenger and cargo carriers are vehemently opposing a provision in the Senate tax bill that would mandate several foreign airlines to pay U.S. corporate taxes on part of their profits. The three major U.S. carriers — Fort Worth-based American Airlines, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Chicago-based United Airlines — are embroiled in a long-running trade row with Persian Gulf carriers Emirates Airline, Etihad …

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MP appeals for review of open skies policy to lend South African Airways a hand

The time might be right for South African Airways (SAA) to discuss the open skies policy in South Africa with the Minister of Transport, related ANC’s Pinky Kekana to the airline’s Chief Executive and Chair. “Our skies are too open. We are not saying a plane should not come straight from Dubai to Cape Town, but sometimes it brings unintended consequences to our own national carrier,” Kekana asserted during a …

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Ghana vows commitment to applying high safety standards at airports

Stakeholders in Ghana’s aviation industry have pledged to ensure the application of high safety standards in the aviation sector to keep the nation’s reputation as one of the safest air travel space. Speaking at the launch of the Aviation Safety Week, the Director for Safety Regulations at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Daniel Acquah, shared that the role of improved safety standards cannot be overstressed if Ghana is to maintain …

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Aviation associations appeal to Dutch Government to not proceed with taxation policy

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and other leading industry organizations have appealed to the Dutch government to not move forward with its planned taxation policy. In a joint letter sent to the Minister of Finance, the group highlighted several crucial issues in relation to this proposal including the negative effect it would have on the Dutch economy, the inefficiency of such forms of taxation and contradictions with accepted international …

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