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Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority threatens to shut down airports that do not meet regulatory standards

Airports in the African state of Nigeria that do not meet the regulatory standards that have been set would be shut down. This was the bold warning issued by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Muhtar Usman, who said that all airports, whether they are federal or owned by the state, must comply with the given standards set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR)). Usman …

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Iran and Iraq signs Air Transportation Agreement

The nations of Iran and Iraq have signed an Air Transportation Agreement that could potentially help facilitate the travel of pilgrims and transportation cooperation. Iraq’s Transport Minister, Kazem Finjan, and Iranian Deputy Road Minister and the Head of the Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Abedzadeh, signed the pact. The agreement helps ushers in legal requirements of transportation cooperation, expansion of cooperation, and an increase of chartered …

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Jet Airways to bar passengers from carrying on smart luggage

Jet Airways announced that it would no longer allow passengers to carry smart luggage on its aircrafts starting January 15. The move comes after the direction set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which just recently banned baggage of such nature on passenger flights operated by its 275 member airlines. Smart luggage – as defined by the IATA – include gadgets with integrated lithium batteries, motors, power banks, GPS, …

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CORSIA looming on the horizon but many National Business Aviation Association exempted

A policy that is designed to help curb the global impact of aviation emissions is getting ready to be implemented although an exemption supported by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) would be exempt from the requirement to purchase carbon offsets. Approved last year by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and set for implementation in 2020, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is made to …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal to present progress report to European Union

A team from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal is headed to Brussels to report on the state of progress that is being made by the country’s aviation sector during a European Union meeting. It can be recalled that the EU placed Nepal on the blacklist during a meeting held late last year. According to the Chief of Airways Safety Department, Rajan Pokharel, a team led by Director General, Sanjib …

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Allowing 49% FDI in Air India does away with preferential treatment – Civil Aviation Minister

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that allowing 49% foreign direct investment would take away the preferential treatment that was given to the country’s national carrier, Air India. The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has paved the way for foreign investments, including that from foreign airlines, of up to 49% in Air India, given that considerable ownership and effective control of the carrier is assigned …

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