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UK wants to remain in EU aviation safety agency

By Jim Pickard – Financial Times The UK will ask for its aviation industry to be regulated by the EU after Brexit, in a move that will place it under the indirect jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, a supposed “red line” set by Theresa May. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, told aviation industry representatives that the government wanted the UK to remain in the European Aviation Safety Agency, …

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Qatar and Nicaragua sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Qatar and Nicaragua have signed an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement that would allow the national carrier to operate an unlimited number of passenger and cargo flights, with full traffic rights. The Agreement was signed by Abdulla bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaey, the Chairman of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority and Carlos Salazar Sanchez, the Director General of the Nicaraguan Civil Aviation Authority. The signing happened on the sidelines of the International …

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ICAO and partners finalize Global Runway Safety Action Plan

The International Civil Aviation Organization would be meeting with its global runway safety partnering organizations in Lima, Peru to pursue the finalization of the new Global Runway Safety Action Plan. ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized runway safety during the 2017 ICAO Global Runway Safety Symposium, saying, “Runway safety has been a global aviation priority for more than 15 years, and this new action plan is an important outcome …

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IATA signs MoU with Argentina to help develop air transport in the country

The International Air Transport Association has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Argentina to help boost aviation in the country. IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, remarked that the new agreement would “open the door” for further development of air transport in the country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) emphasizes the exchange of information and know-how in areas such as data sharing to back safety operations, the …

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European Commission continues ban on Nepali airlines

The European Commission (EC) would continue to impose a ban on Nepali airlines through an updated “EU safety list.” This is the list of non-European airlines that have not met the international safety standards and would be subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The original ban – that kept Nepali carriers from flying into the 28-nation bloc – was handed down in December 2013. …

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Arab Air Carriers Organization lauds removal of US corporate tax plan for foreign carriers

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has hailed the removal of the much talked about United States proposal to levy corporation tax on Arabian Gulf airlines. AACO’s Secretary-General Abdul Teffaha expressed his satisfaction with the news that the amendment – tabled last month by US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia – was pulled from the bill. “Reason prevailed,” he said. The amendment, put in by Isakson, called for airlines headquartered …

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