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RwandAir given fifth freedom rights by Nigerian aviation authorities

RwandAir is set to expand its reach across the African continent after it was given fifth freedom rights by Nigerian aviation authorities. The bilateral airspace pact gives RwandAir permission to fly another route into Nigeria to Abuja, and also operate the Abuja-Yaoundé route without any restrictions. A statement from the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Transportation disclosed that the national carrier can now fly into Abuja, and also pick Yaoundé-bound travelers …

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Russia and Egypt sign agreement that would lead to resumption of Russian flights to Cairo

Russia and Egypt are taking positive steps that are paving the way for the resumption of Russian flights to the latter’s capital of Cairo. The two nations signed an agreement on cooperation on civil aviation security, announced Russia’s Transport Ministry. The Ministry also quoted Russian Minister for Transportation, that the agreement would permit flights to Cairo to continue in February 2018. Moscow put a stop to civilian air traffic to …

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European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment and ICAO sign updated MoU

The European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and the International Civil Aviation Organization have agreed to forge better cooperation in the development of standards for safer aviation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with other aviation bodies. During the 12th Air Navigation Conference, held back in 2012, the community clearly recognized the significance of international standards and urged the ICAO to make better use of such material from recognized …

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Egypt and Ghana signs MoU to boost aviation ties

Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fatthy has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with his counterpart from Ghana, Cecilia Dapaah, which would boost relations between the two nations. According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, the MoU is part of a campaign to promote cooperation and an exchange of experience in the field of civil aviation Dapaah had an eventful stay in Cairo, convening with Fatthy and other ministry officials. She then …

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Brazil and EU halt negotiations on “Open Skies” agreement

It has been a long time coming but Brazil and the European Union have put a stop to negotiations on a broad “Open Skies” agreement that would have lifted restrictions on flights permitted to operate between the two sides of the Atlantic. A communiqué forwarded to Brussels by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), which has not yet received a formal reply, sets the tone for the new approach: Brazilian …

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