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Canada: Public consultations on Transportation Modernization Act being readied

The Canadian Transportation Agency is preparing to launch an online consultation process after Bill C-49, otherwise known as the Transportation Modernization Act, is made into law. The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent regulator that is tasked with setting out rules and resolving issues relating to air, rail, and marine transportation. Its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Streiner, said the organization has plans to stage in-person, daylong consultations in …

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Egypt President stresses significance of developing country’s civil aviation sector

Egypt President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underscored the importance of upgrading and developing the country’s civil aviation sector. This includes improving the security systems at their airports as well as ensuring that aviation personnel are up-to-date with the latest innovations, developments and technologies. Sisi said that doing so would give rise to travel and tourism to their nation, thereby contributing to the national economy. He made these remarks during a …

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Zimbabwe’s aviation regulator to tighten security

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has vowed to consistently adjust the national aviation security protocol to better combat emerging threats and meet the nation’s aviation security goals. With various threats— hijacking of flights, cyber terrorism and chemical attacks—menacing the aviation industry, the CAAZ announced that it has given more significance to establishing an efficient aviation security regulatory framework and the application of recommended global standards. CAAZ Chief Aviation …

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Cuba Senator Marco Rubio to support bill strengthening airport security

Cuban hard-liner Senator Marco Rubio is endorsing a bill that would bolster the security at their airports, which has been receiving flights from the United States for over a year already. Rubio reintroduced the legislation, which would mandate the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to take a closer look into each of Cuba’s 10 international airports and appraise Congress about it. The House on Monday unanimously passed a similar bill, which …

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Asian carriers ask United States to implement ICAO safety standards

Asia’s airline leaders have called for the effective application of International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) global standards and controls in lieu of unilateral moves that could cause unnecessary interference to operations. This, as the United States launched its enhanced security screening for inbound international flights. The call came from delegates of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents in Taipei. The U.S. has formulated updated measures—which includes …

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Laptop and tablet ban in checked baggage could be implemented soon

Laptops and tablets could be barred from being placed inside the cargo hold if civil aviation officials ratify a proposal that alleges that electronic devices placed inside the said section pose a fire hazard. At a gathering organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the global airline community is being presented with the results of an investigation that was undertaken by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that …

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IATA moves to address infrastructure, regulations and sustainability issues in Asia Pacific

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing for immediate action to tackle the difficulties of infrastructure, regulatory harmonization and sustainability in Asia Pacific’s aviation sector. “The 34 million jobs and $700 billion of economic activity supported by aviation across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to more than double in the next 20 years. “But the realization of these economic benefits is at risk if the region does not address …

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Australia ushers in new measures to strengthen security at airports

Australia has unveiled new regulations in a bid to strengthen security at its airports. Amongst the changes made to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 were the introduction of security screening for airport employees, stricter access controls and additional training on security alertness. The changes were made to make airside areas more secure and alleviate the threat of an attack initiated from the inside. “Airport workers, together with their vehicles …

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Airlines gearing up for implementation of new security rules on US-bound flights

New security protocols would be implemented on all United States-bound flights to fulfill government requirements needed to prevent a laptop ban inside cabins. The new measures will be making an impact on 325,000 airline customers on an estimated 2,000 commercial flights that arrive daily in the U.S., on 180 aircrafts from 280 airports in 2015 nations. The U.S. made the decree back in June to put an end to the …

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IndiGo asking for help from government to settle Delhi airport terminal row

IndiGo is seeking the intervention of the Civil Aviation Ministry in the hopes settling the issue of Delhi airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), which is asking the low-cost carrier to move a third of its operations from terminal 1 to terminal 2, a move the airlines describes as “arbitrary, illegal and mala fide.” IndiGo wrote a letter and addressed it to the Ministry as well as DIAL, and …

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