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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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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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United States planning talks with Qatar and UAE on airline subsidies

The United States State Department is gearing up for talks with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates regarding allegations that they have been providing subsidies amounting to billions of dollars to their state-backed airlines. The Trump administration will be looking to secure commitments on financial transparency, said sources that had knowledge about the proceedings. The meetings are set to commence as early as this week. US airlines have long harped …

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