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U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

By Ian Wishart – bloomberg.com The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based carriers could see their ability to compete across the bloc impeded. A meeting of the European Commission and diplomats from the remaining 27 EU countries has taken the first steps in sketching out the EU’s negotiating position on post-Brexit aviation links with Britain. If this …

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United States and Netherlands sign bilateral Open Skies Agreement regarding BES Islands

The United States and the Netherlands have inked a new bilateral Open Skies Agreement that deals with Bonaire, St Eustatius, and Saba, otherwise known as the BES Islands. The development was revealed by the U.S. Department of State. The pact is partly taking the place of the 1998 Air Transport Agreement between the two nations which governed consumers and businesses. The agreement would enter into force after the two nations …

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ICAO starts inspection of regulatory oversight for Indian air traffic control

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has begun inspecting the “regulatory framework” of India’s air traffic control (ATC). A two-member team arrived in Chennai and would head to Kolkata next to take a closer look at the ATC’s oversight. They are scheduled to issue an initial report before the weekend arrives. ICAO’s concerns lie in the fact that the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the parent body of ATC, is …

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Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan to inspect foreign carriers to ensure flight safety

The Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan revealed its plans to inspect 25 foreign airlines this year to make sure that flights remain safe. In all, the committee would be conducting 59 certifications and 434 inspections of air transport enterprises in compliance of Clause 1 of Article 16-2 of the Law on the Use of the Airspace of Kazakhstan and Aviation Activities. Additionally, the committee divulged that it would be checking …

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Beijing holds ground against Taiwan’s air route complaint

Beijing asserted that it does not need the permission of Taiwan to open air routes. The bold contention came after Taiwan lodged a complaint after Beijing opened a new route over the Taiwan Strait for flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Taiwan claims that the new route poses a risk. Taipei says the route is in close proximity to the middle line of the Taiwan Strait that it affects air …

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