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Talks underway for Malaysian carriers to gain access to more routes in China

Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai announced that talks are ongoing for Malaysian airlines to possibly fly to more routes in China. The Transport Minister also disclosed that Malaysia Airlines (MAB) is targeting second-tier cities by flying to Wuhan in the central, Nanjing in the east and the southern city Fuzhou. “The second-tier cities of China are developing very fast, it is vital to expand and open up …

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Russia: Rosaviatsia signs agreement with European Aviation Safety Agency

The federal air transport authority of Russia, Rosaviatsia, has inked an agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency that focuses on airworthiness regulation. In part, the pact seeks to support the export of Russian-built aircraft to foreign markets. Rosaviatsia says the agreement would mean that its European counterpart “confirmed the recognition of changes” that have happened since a revamp of the Russian regulatory framework transferred aircraft certification authority away from …

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India pledges commitment to ICAO safety goals, says Union Minister

Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, has vowed India’s support to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) goals of achieving constant improvements in safety, security and environment. Raju was the head of the Indian delegation that attended the first Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference that was held in the Chinese capital of Beijing. The two-day conference began on January 31 and was held to tackle the issue of Universal …

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Azul and LATAM Airlines Brazil wait on US-Brazil Open Skies approval

Azul and LATAM Airlines Brazil are waiting on the approval of the United States-Brazil Open Skies agreement before they can move forward with their joint ventures. “Open skies will inevitably get approved. We want to work closely with United [Airlines] for a joint venture,” said Azul Chief Executive, John Rodgerson. The two carriers are codeshare partners. United put in $100 million in Azul back in 2015, and has made known …

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Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Civil Aviation achieved excellent results, says Malaysian Transport Minister

Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai lauded the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Civil Aviation, saying that it achieved positive results in pushing the region’s civil aviation sector forward. The Transport Minister reported that the conference, which was graced by an estimated 300 people, including by civil aviation ministers from 32 nations, had adopted the Beijing Declaration on aviation safety, air navigation services, accident investigation and human resources …

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Air Services Agreement between Dominican Republic and Kuwait declared unconstitutional

An Air Services Agreement signed between the Dominican Republic and Kuwait, has been deemed unconstitutional. The ruling was handed down by the Constitutional Court. However, it did not give out any further information regarding the decision. The agreement, which was signed in December of 2016, aimed to forge aviation ties between the two nations by expanding opportunities in air service, and ensuring the highest degree of protection and international security. …

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