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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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Indian government seeks to upgrade airports through policy changes

The Narendra Modi-helmed government is planning to upgrade the metro airports into bustling global aviation hubs, similar to that in Dubai and Singapore, starting with a series of policies, which include stalling bilateral deals that benefit rival airports. The move, officials deem, will also tackle the aviation sector’s financial troubles. The Finance and Civil Aviation Ministries believe that there is a pressing need to halt feeding rival airports in Dubai, …

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Air transport groups call on EU to address widespread delays after regulatory changes

Numerous air transport organizations have urged the European Union, in a letter they sent to the European Council of Ministers, to implement measures that would lessen widespread delays after recent regulatory changes. According to the letter, delays have risen at an alarming rate after the implementation of a regulation that sought to increase security for flights departing the EU. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for Europe, the Airlines …

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport to raise service charges

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has announced that they are increasing service charges at airports to make up for the costs of investment in the airport system in a bid to raise the quality of service. Regulation was released last week that indicated that take-off and landing charges would rise by 5% from October 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018, on average. It would actually vary based on rush hours, normal …

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ICAO President praises security and safety protocol at Egypt airports

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu commended the Egyptian airports’ security and safety procedures that were in compliance with international standards. Aliu met with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and lauded the role played by the Egyptian authorities in the technical training field. During the meeting, Ismail harped on the significance of Egypt’s readiness to provide its proficiency in the field of civil aviation through its advanced …

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Major Nigerian airports meet international safety standards

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as well as the ones in Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt, have complied with the recommended international safety standards after an assessment that was conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Airport Council International (ACI). The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, announced this positive development. The airports are to be given certification for …

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Australian Federal Government mulls plan to bring domestic airport security standards to international level

Australia’s Federal Government is considering a plan to bring domestic airport security standards to the level of international ones, a move that is being described as long overdue and “absolutely necessary”. Should these changes be implemented, passengers would have their identification verified when receiving boarding passes, liquid restrictions would apply and full body scans would be conducted. Aviation security expert Roger Henning described the state of aviation security at domestic, …

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UK Aviation Minister seeks to take foreign counterparts to task over EU airports’ mess

Ministers promised to take their foreign counterparts to task as tension has reached fever pitch over the mess at European airports. The development came after it was learned that passengers would be given compensation for missing their flights if the cause was lengthy passport checks. Existing EU regulations that mandate airlines to pay compensation for delayed or cancelled flights are not applicable if the carriers are not directly responsible. With …

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“Intensified” screening procedures now being implemented at Australian airports

Security screenings at Australian airports have been “intensified” in the aftermath of a foiled terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft. Travellers have already been warned to arrive two hours earlier due to “additional scrutiny” and bag checks. “What people can expect to see is an increased police and security agency presence”, Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said. “You can expect longer delays to make sure that more screening is …

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Russian Ministry of Transport sends delegates to inspect security measures at Egyptian airports

The Russian Ministry of Transport have sent security experts to Cairo to inspect the latest security developments at Egyptian airports, specifically Terminal 2 at Cairo Airport, and the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation was made aware of the visit through a correspondence sent by Russian officials. The move was considered to be a positive step for Russia especially after talks of suspension in …

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