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Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

UK airport boss appeals for government to set out its plans for Brexit

Charlie Cornish, the Chief Executive of the Manchester Airport Group (MAG), has urged the British government to shed light on what its vision for Brexit is. The frustration in the aviation community is palpable after negotiations with the European Union hit a snag, thereby compromising the entire timetable. Making the situation even more volatile was Finance Minister Philip Hammond’s statement that said Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet had yet to …

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Nigeria signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with UAE

Nigeria has settled with the United Arab Emirates for a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA). It also declared that a homegrown airline had been authorized to operate from Nigeria to Dubai. The agreement between the two nations was signed in Sri Lanka, with the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, signing for the Nigerian Federal Government. Sirika publicized the huge development for the country’s aviation industry on Twitter. The …

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New ICAO SAM Plan to facilitate South American air transport development

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu emphasized that the new ICAO South American (SAM) Plan would be their strategic resource for the integration of air transport development in the coming years. The plan would also help create conditions that would help facilitate aviation connectivity on the continent. “South America’s civil aviation sector has been expanding two times as quickly as its GDP in recent years, …

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Jamaica: Government to review 2007 National Transport Policy

The Jamaican government would be reviewing the country’s National Transport Policy (NTP) during the 2018-2019 financial year. Tanya Bedward, the Director of the Projects Unit in the transport and mining industry, said that the review would also include the aviation industry. “Part of the process will be to revisit the current policy and to also assess it within all the changes that would have happened in the (aviation) sector, which …

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Britain signs Open Skies Agreement with China

Britain has signed an Open Skies Agreement with China, in a landmark deal that Ministers say is the first of a numerous pacts that seeks to bolster trade and tourism post Brexit. The frequency of flights from the UK to China would be rising by 50%, to 150 per week. A huge expansion of routes from regional aviation hubs is also set to aid cities located outside of London. British …

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India: DGCA eases regulation on private jet international operations

India’s civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), announced that certified private jet operators need not their approval to go on international flights. This development pushed forward after the DGCA made some amendments to the previous regulations. The amendments would take effect on December 15, 2017. “Indian aircraft operators approved or authorized to undertake international operations shall not be required to obtain prior permission from DGCA for …

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Bahamas signs Air Services Agreements with Qatar, Australia and Finland

The Bahamas has inked Air Services Agreements with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This development raises the number of agreements the Bahamas has with other countries, to 11. Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar shared that the latest pacts were initialed during the 10th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Air Services Negotiation event (ICAN 2017). ICAN offers countries with a common ground to discuss and finalize multiple bilateral air …

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