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ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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Aviation Round Table asks Nigerian Federal Government to halt foreign airlines from having multiple entry points

Aviation Round Table (ART) President, Gbenga Olowo, has urged the Nigerian Federal Government to stop foreign carriers from having numerous entry points. Speaking from the Nigerian city of Lagos, Olowo appealed to the government to examine Nigeria’s Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) with other countries He said the agreements, which had stimulated foreign airlines, to fly into Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu International airports, respectively, were not extended …

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Nigerian CAA certifies Murtala Muahmmed International Airport

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified Nigeria’s busiest airport – the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos – after it found that it met global safety and security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MMIA however, won’t be the last as three more are the follow in the coming weeks. These are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to create a directive that would protect airline passengers

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is on the verge of creating a consumer protection directive that would protect the interests and welfare of airline passengers. The move would complement the Montreal Convention of 1999, which dealt with passenger rights and protection. The convention, which had been adapted into the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 906), is being applied to domestic operation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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European Aviation Safety Agency bans 83 airlines due to safety shortcomings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has barred 83 airlines from five different African nations from flying to Europe because of weak control and oversight capacity. Blacklisted are carriers from Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Another nine companies from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Rwanda and Korea were also prohibited from flying to Europe for severe shortcomings in safety regulations. Although not many of the …

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Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority grants seven carriers domestic route rights

The Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique has granted domestic passenger traffic rights to seven airlines after a tender that was staged earlier in the year. At a press conference held at the capital city of Maputo, the regulator gave Ethiopian Airlines and its Southern African unit, Malawian Airlines, cabotage rights, while local operators including CFM – Transportes e Trabalhos Aéreos, TTA – Sociedade de Transporte e Trabalho Aéreo, and Solenta …

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African carriers battle over open skies in bid to bolster tourist arrivals

Most African nations are lacking airline services oriented from the continent to accommodate their goal of attracting more tourists from the United States, Europe and Asia. Numerous African countries that boast of high tourist arrivals have already given up their skies to Middle East and European-registered air carriers to fly there with complete freedom of the continent’s airspace. According to airline and tourism experts at the Africa Travel Association’s 41st …

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Nigerian Aviation Minister vows Nigeria won’t be a weak link in global aviation security

Nigeria’s Minister of State Aviation Hadi Sirika has vowed to the international community that his country will not be a weak link in global aviation security. Sirika pledged this during the ministerial conference on aviation security in Egypt, that is centered on the theme “Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP): The Roadmap to Foster Aviation Security in Africa and the Middle East.” He also emphasized the Nigerian government’s commitment to raise …

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Ministerial Conference in Egypt endorses new Aviation Security Roadmap for Africa and the Middle East

A Ministerial Conference on Aviation Security that was recently held in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt yielded positive results as it endorsed a new Aviation Security Roadmap for Africa and the Middle East, to align future programs and targets with the International Civil Aviation Organization‘s (ICAO) new Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP). ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu addressed the 27 Ministers and 35 Directors General of Civil Aviation …

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ICAO, ECOWAS and AFCAC to brainstorm on how to lessen aviation’s contributions to climate change in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) are set to put their minds together in an effort to lessen aviation’s contribution to climate change on the African continent. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Director General, Muhtar Usman, shared this at a seminar called “Development of States Action Plans on C02 Emissions Mitigation Measures and Carbon Offsetting …

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