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India: Government to fix rates first before inviting airport bids

Contractors of new airports can be assured of the landing and parking fees they levy after the government made the call to fix the rates before inviting bids. The decision would pave the way for potential entry of foreign investment as it removes regulatory uncertainty from the equation. This usually deterred investors from vying for airport projects in the country, says aviation industry analysts. Airline executives also lauded the decision, …

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India: Chennai International Airport may encounter trouble in upcoming ICAO security audit

With a security audit by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at Chennai International Airport less than two months away, officials of the country’s civil aviation regulator are on edge. A recent internal audit conducted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) uncovered that a lot of the practices that were being followed at the said airport were not in line with international standards set forth by the ICAO. …

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Brexit still a burning issue for airports, says ACI Europe

ACI Europe recently provided an overview of the issues that the airport industry faces in the months to come. ACI Europe President, Michael Kerkloh, who also happens to be the CEO of Munich Airport, spoke at the New Year Reception at the European Parliament, and expressed optimism about European aviation, mostly due to the exceptional traffic growth during 2017. He also echoed the organization’s support for more Open Skies, which …

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Airport Slots

By Dr. P.P.C. Haanappel, Emeritus Professor of Air and Space Law, Consultant Regularly, Aeropolitical Updates reports on airport slot developments throughout the world. “Slots” is a complex subject. The following is an attempt to systemize the matter, at least legally. Airport slots and other slots An airport slot is an arrival or departure (runway) time allotted to a particular airline at a particular airport, for a particular season (summer or winter). It …

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Lighter regulation is a route to more competition for Heathrow

SOURCE: Financial Times – ft.com From Deri Hughes, London, UK Sir Willie Walsh’s criticism of Heathrow and the Civil Aviation Authority in respect of the costs of using that airport carries some force. Heathrow exhibits traits that could be defined as monopolistic, and the airport’s economic regulation appears less stringent than is the case for, eg, the UK’s electricity grid. However, Mr Walsh’s analysis should not be regarded as definitive, and …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority threatens to shut down airports that do not meet regulatory standards

Airports in the African state of Nigeria that do not meet the regulatory standards that have been set would be shut down. This was the bold warning issued by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Muhtar Usman, who said that all airports, whether they are federal or owned by the state, must comply with the given standards set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR)). Usman …

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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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Malaysia: Standardized PSC drives fair competition for airports

The decision to align the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) fees between the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) was to drive better competition between the carriers operating at both terminals. The decision was handed down by Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB), which in a statement said that klia2 is considered to be a low-cost airport terminal, but rather, a second permanent terminal for KLIA …

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