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United States requires Middle Eastern carriers to go through stringent cargo screening

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed that it would compel six Middle Eastern carriers to go through heightened cargo screening in a bid to improve global aviation security. In a statement, the TSA said that the changes apply to carriers in five nations that are flying out from seven airports. It focuses “on last points of departure locations where the threat is greatest.” The development comes as the …

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Kyrgyzstan green-lights deal with Uzbekistan on responsibility for air traffic services

Kyrgyzstan President, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, gave his approval on the law “on ratification of the agreement on delegation of responsibility for air traffic services between the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan.” The agreement was initially signed in October of last year in Tashkent. The law was passed by the Jogorku Kenesh  on December 13, 2017. The main goal of the pact is to fulfill the requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) …

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Kazakhstan: European Union lifts flight restrictions from airlines

The European Union (EU) has lifted all flight restrictions from air companies in Kazakhstan. The good news was relayed by the Minister for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, Zhenis Kassymbek during a recent government meeting. Kassymbek revealed that out of the five domestic airlines, two that are operating regular flights could now fly to Europe. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducted an aviation safety audit late last year along …

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European Regions Airline Association backs IATA’s response to bankruptcy regulations

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) came out in support of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) stance on governments thinking about new regulations that would tackle airline bankruptcy. The IATA’s policies would virtually ensure that passengers are brought back home in the event an airline halts its operations. Nations have talked about establishing a fund for the purpose of repatriating or refunding money to passengers impacted by these untoward …

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African Union Commission prepares to launch much-anticipated Single African Sky

The African Union Commission is set to launch the very first African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 Flagship project – the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) –in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The historic event will happen on January 28 on the fringes of the African Union Summit, almost two full decades after the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision was adopted by African nations. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, the Commissioner for Infrastructure …

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