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Kenya aviation regulator warns airlines of license revocation if they continue to disregard cargo regulations

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCA) has issued a dire warning to airlines flying domestic and international flights, that their licenses would be revoked if they keep on disregarding cargo regulations. KCA Director General, Macharia Kibe, said in a letter addressed to carriers that it is an offense to use passenger flights to carry cargo. In the same breath, airlines are also prohibited from using cargo aircraft to carry passengers …

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Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group sign MoU for cooperation in aviation security

Both Emirates Group Security and the Etihad Aviation Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the cooperation in aviation security. Signing the MoU were Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline and Tony Douglas, the Chief Executive Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group. Also witnessing the signing were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Etihad …

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Chinese airlines set to soar to new heights with fare price liberalization

Chinese carriers would now have the ability to set their own prices on over 300 different routes after the aviation regulator liberalized fees in what is considered to be a huge step towards the reform of the world’s fastest growing civil aviation market. The Civil Aviation Administration of China disclosed that it would let airlines work out their own prices on domestic routes that have at least five carriers competing. …

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India: Capping of air fares could raise prices for passengers, says government

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the capping of air fares has the potential to “raise prices for the 98-99 per cent of the passengers.” In a statement, the Ministry railed against observations made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport pertaining to airline staff’s misbehaviors and the over-pricing of airline tickets. “Pricing deregulation has allowed competition to bring down prices dramatically in India, making it one of …

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ICAO sending team to India to review if ATCO oversight is being met

Two months after it audited India’s aviation sector, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is once again sending a team back to examine whether the oversight requirement of air traffic controllers (ATCO) is being complied with. The move comes after the ICAO audited Indian aviation under its universal safety oversight audit program back in November. The audit inspected areas of personnel licensing, airworthiness, operations, legislation and organization of aviation agencies. …

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Philippines: CAAP issues Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to Manila International Airport Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to the Manila International Airport Authority after it complied with 81% of the requirements of the facility and its operation. “It’s temporary because we have still five things to comply with. We are going to correct these five aspects, which is part of giving MIAA the final certification for the aerodrome,” explained the airport’s General Manager, Eddie …

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Air passenger rights advocate sues Canadian Transportation Agency and Air Transat

Air passenger rights advocate Dr. Gábor Lukács has filed a lawsuit against the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) and Air Transat. This pertains to incidents in July 2017 when hundreds of passengers were left stranded on the tarmac for five hours, with little food, water and even air conditioning. The CTA uncovered that Air Transat had committed a total of 590 violations of Air Transportation Regulations, but curiously, slapped on just …

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Ryanair applies for license to fly domestic UK routes

Ryanair is preparing for a hard Brexit and is seeking a UK Air Operator’s Certificate in order fly domestic routes in the UK. The carrier disclosed that it had already applied for one to UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority. Michael O’Leary, the Chief Executive of Ryanair, had consistently trumpeted the potential effects Brexit might have on aviation. He warned that flights between the UK and the EU could be …

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Passenger rights group takes legal action to shift insolvency proceedings for Niki to Austria

A passenger rights group has taken legal action to move the insolvency proceedings for budget carrier Niki from Germany to Austria. The potential shift could have dire consequences for the sale of Air Berlin to Britain’s IAG. Fairplane, which is seeking to recover over 1 million euros explains that Niki owes to passengers, and filed different legal cases to halt insolvency proceedings in Berlin and instead, send them over to …

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Nepal: CAAN to be divided into two autonomous entities

Nepal’s civil aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), is to be divided into two autonomous bodies. Preparations are already underway to make the current CAAN into two entities – one being a regulatory body and the other tasked with the development of the civil aviation infrastructure. Maheshwar Neupane, the Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, explained that the reason behind the move is …

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