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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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ICAO President expresses concern over non-certification of African airports

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President, Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu is concerned over the lack of certification of African airports. Aliu remarked that he was bothered that African countries might not be making enough of an effort to pursue the certification of their airports in conjunction of global standards. Some requirements that airports must have before they are certified are: adequate fire cover; efficient airspace communication infrastructure; a water hydrant; fire …

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DHS announces successful implementation of new aviation security measures

The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced that it had successfully applied the first stage of updated aviation security measures that were laid out last month by DHS Secretary, John Kelly. According to a DHS official, the first phase of the new measures were implemented to more than 280 last-point-of-departure airports throughout the globe, as well as 180 airlines. “The quick and decisive action taken by airlines, nations …

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Airport Services Association urges for affirmative action to ensure Brexit does not harm aviation

The Airport Services Association (ASA) is lobbying for some sort of imperative action in order to safeguard the aviation sector “in the UK, EU and beyond” from harm when Brexit commences. ASA Director General Jon Conway is hopeful that negotiations between the UK and the European Union would “ensure connectivity in the wake of Brexit” and avoid a “cliff edge scenario.” The airport services industry is hoping that the UK …

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India Aviation Ministry considering creating a “world-class” regulatory framework

Union Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha is considering the development of a “world-class” regulatory framework that would entice investors to India’s aviation sector. Sinha announced that the airport infrastructure in India would require investment of Rs 2-3 lakh crore over the next 15 years. “This is just the investment that is required to build the airports”, Sinha said. The figure does not include the connectivity around the airport or any other …

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Uniform security platform being proposed for all Indian airports

All airports in India may soon have a uniform security platform as the Union Home Ministry took up the matter with the country’s Aviation Ministry. The proposal would include the 45 small airports that were connected under a new regional connectivity scheme, Udan. The move was deliberated at a high-level meeting attended by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Aviation Jayant Sinha and National Security …

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