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UK flights urged to comply with EU environmental regulations after Brexit

UK flights must adhere to European Union environmental regulations after Brexit if Britain wants to keep its access to the European aviation market. Transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) made the call in a report that took at look at how guarantee environmental protection remains in the aviation sector post Brexit. The report recommended that EU regulations on the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) and state aid should still be …

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US FAA and EU sign pacts to expand aviation safety and air traffic management

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, Ambassador Kaja Tael, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the European Union, and European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) Director General Henrik Hololei inked amendments to two US-EU pacts that would develop areas for collaborative efforts on aviation safety and air traffic management. “Our collaboration remains vitally important for the safe and efficient movement of passengers and cargo on …

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Norwegian Air Argentina gains green light to start operations

Norwegian Air Argentina has been given clearance by the Department of Transportation to start operations on 152 domestic and international routes. The Ministry of Transportation finally gave the formal approval on December 11. This came after a public hearing in September and a positive ruling from the Air Transport Advisory Committee in October. Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) had asked for 155 routes but only got 152, after the Ministry heeded …

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Kuwait’s DGCA signs air services contracts during ICAO ICAN 2017

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) signed contracts with several countries during the 10th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event or ICAN 2017. During the said gathering that was held in the Sri Lankan commercial capital of Colombo, DGCA’s President, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah discussed improving bilateral cooperation in the aviation industry with Sri Lankan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala. Additionally, the Kuwaiti delegation led …

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Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister off to Russia to finalize air security protocol

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi is headed to the Russian capital of Moscow to work on the procedures essential for the resumption of direct flights between Russia and Egypt. The Ministry’s Spokesman, Bassem Sami, disclosed this to the public. “On Thursday morning, the minister will fly to Moscow for finalizing procedures to resume air communications between the two states,” he said. “The visit will last two days, until Saturday. …

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