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UK now assessing Biman Bangladesh’s eligibility for ACC3 certificate

The evaluation of Biman Bangladesh on whether or not it is eligible to receive a certification that is a prerequisite for the resumption of direct cargo flights to the UK has already begun. The certificate is called “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport (ACC3).” According to Shakil Meraj, Biman’s General Manager for Public Relations, the independent auditor, Jayne Davy, arrived a few …

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Qatar and Kuwait to bolster aviation ties

The Chairman of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority, Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaie, recently met with the President of Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Kuwait, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al Salem Al Hamoud Al Sabah, to talk about ways to boost cooperation in civil aviation and air transport. Al Subaie pointed to the strength of the social and economic ties between the two nations and their eagerness to make it …

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Nigeria: FAAN calls for synergy among security agencies across airports

The Director of Aviation Security of the Federal Airports Authority of a Nigeria (FAAN), Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd), has called for cooperation between the various security agencies across all airports in the country to tackle the numerous security breach incidents. Sadiq stressed that sharing information is a foremost priority if they are to resolve the security issues. He added that no security agency can possibly work alone or …

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EASA includes “rulemaking cooldown” in Aviation Safety Plan

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) has included a “rulemaking cooldown” that reduces the number of regulatory opinions in a five-year span. Specifically, the plan states “Delivery of the number of [regulatory] opinions over the next five years has been reduced as compared to the previous years.” The EASA explained that the move is being done in part to focus on giving support on …

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Vanuatu looking to finalize Air Services Agreement with China

Talks for long haul flights between the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu and China remain on track. Vanuatu’s recently had talks with officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China during the Asia Pacific (APAC) Ministerial Conference and the nature of the discussions was described as “positive.” Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV), Joseph Niel and the First Political Advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, …

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KPMG Partner Examines Challenges Around Amending EU Aviation Legislation

By aviationbusinessme.com European carriers have been waiting with bated breath for the amended aviation legislation which they hope will make them competitive once again. For over a decade now, airlines in the European Union have been losing market share to third country carriers (TCCs). The EU Commission has taken up their concern and announced various options that it is looking into. A combination of factors, including more modern fleets, superior service, …

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UK removes air cargo ban on Dhaka-London route

The UK government has lifted the air cargo ban that it slapped on the Dhaka-London route. The move comes two years after it implemented an embargo, claiming poor security measures at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The announcement was made during a press conference that was organized by both the UK High Commission in Dhaka and the Civil Aviation Ministry of Bangladesh. Civil Aviation Minister, AKM Shahjahan Kamal, and British …

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Pakistan People’s Party protests against proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has asserted its plan to stage a protest against the proposed privatization of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Pakistan Steel Mills. “We believe there is an ulterior motive behind this arbitrary and hurriedly done action. “We consider it a mala fide, ill-advised and ill-intentioned move at a time when 2018 general elections are just four months away,” relayed PPP Secretary General, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari …

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Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Minister of Japan to move forward with talks for an Air Transport Agreement

The Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, and the Foreign Minister of Japan, Taro Kono, recently met on the fringes of the Munich Security Conference. Rinkevics conveyed his satisfaction with the bilateral relations and a dynamic political dialogue between the two nations. Proof of this was the official state visit that was made by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to Latvia last month and the visit to Japan …

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Brexit: 28% European air passengers deprived from compensations

By: aerotime.aero Brexit is almost a year away, but it’s still unclear how the prospective withdrawal will affect British flyers. The current air passenger law protects air travellers against cancelled, delayed and overbooked flights but with Britain set to leave the union in March 2019, such rights will no longer apply to UK citizens. Just like any other EU law, the regalement will lose its powers leaving 28% of European …

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