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Nepal hopeful of getting approval from India for inbound flight route from the west

Nepal is looking forward to gaining the green light from India to operate an inbound flight route coming from the west, said a senior aviation official of the country. According to Sanjiv Gautam, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, flights heading into Nepal from India come from over Patna in the Bihar state. “We have been in dialogue with the Indian authority and hope to get …

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Aviation row between China and Taiwan heats up

The tension between China and Taiwan that started over air navigation has resulted in the cancellation of 176 flights between the two nations. Taiwan has expressed its opposition to the flight paths of special services on for the impending Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). The route in question is called M503 and it is said to pass dangerously close to existing airports on the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands in the straits. …

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Iraq signs contract with IATA to allows it to collect airspace transit fees

Iraq has signed a contract with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that gives it authority to collect fees from aircrafts that pass through its airspace. Iraq’s Transport Ministry announced the development in a statement. The Ministry disclosed that its technical secretary signed the contract, describing it as the “first of its kind, and results into collecting fees for passage through Iraqi airspace.” The statement also took note that the …

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Beijing holds ground against Taiwan’s air route complaint

Beijing asserted that it does not need the permission of Taiwan to open air routes. The bold contention came after Taiwan lodged a complaint after Beijing opened a new route over the Taiwan Strait for flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai. Taiwan claims that the new route poses a risk. Taipei says the route is in close proximity to the middle line of the Taiwan Strait that it affects air …

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Taiwan: Civil Aeronautics Administration submits proposals for response to route launch by China

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) revealed that it has already forwarded proposals to the Mainland Affairs Council with regards to potential responses that would resolve issues stemming from China’s unilateral launch of four aviation routes over the Taiwan Strait. The air routes are for northbound trips on the M503 route, which is only 7.8 km away from the median line of the Strait. It can also be used for those …

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China opens four new aviation corridors over Taiwan Strait

China has opened four new aviation corridors over the Taiwan Strait, prompting Taiwan to howl in protest and subsequently demand talks with Beijing. The mainland’s Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently announced that beginning on Thursday, commercial aircraft could start flying south to north through the M503 air corridor, and using three connecting regional corridors. The move is said to ensure aviation safety as aircrafts flying through the aforementioned …

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Major restructuring of UAE’s airspace eases air traffic congestion

The substantial restructuring of UAE’s airspace has opened up 150 new GPS “waypoints” for aircraft movement, in an ambitious bid to ease air traffic congestion, cut down on fuel costs and make way for more development in the country’s aviation sector. “The Air Space Restructuring project aims to deliver crucial benefits to the UAE’s aviation sector, enhancing airspace capacity to meet forecast air traffic demand for 2020 and beyond,” said …

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United States prohibits airlines from flying near North Korea due to unannounced missile launches

The United States has barred U.S. airlines from flying over a large part of the Sea of Japan due to the threat of North Korea’s unannounced missile launches. The mandate comes mere months after a missile came uncomfortable close to an airline bearing hundreds of passengers. Majority of North Korea’s airspace—called the Pyongyang Flight Information Region—is already off limits to U.S. airlines. However, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration continued to …

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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Dutch authorities scramble to resolve row with Russia over landing slots

Dutch aviation officials are looking for an amicable solution to a row with Russia over landing slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, Moscow has indicated they would close Russian air space to Dutch aircrafts after the reduction of landing slots available to Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo at Europe’s third-busiest airport following Schiphol’s half-yearly reallocation last week. Should the move push through, it would mainly …

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