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Emirates and Etihad confirms “explosive detection screening” to be implemented on Australia flights

Additional security measures have been put in place by Australia on Emirates and Etihad’s flights to this country. Australia’s Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said passengers on airlines flying directly to Australia from three major transit airports in the Middle East – Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai – will undergo extra additional screening measures at the boarding gates despite there being no specific threat to the country. …

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Australia volunteers to adopt Global Emissions Scheme

Australia’s airlines have committed to join more than 60 other countries in adopting the world’s first international industry carbon offset scheme – the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development acting Deputy Secretary Pip Spence confirmed his country’s participation during a recent Senate committee hearing. As a result of Australia’s participation in the environmental initiative, Virgin Australia and Qantas would be …

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Australia to introduce more stringent security measures on electronic devices

Though the Australian government has come out and said that they aren’t adopting an electronic ban on passenger cabins on flights like the United States and the UK has, they have announced that they are adding security measures. As a result, passengers traveling to Australia from Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi will have to keep their electronic devices charged and may face longer-than-usual waits at security due to increased requirements …

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Australia sets new direction for aviation safety

The Australian government has published a new Statement of Expectations (SOE) for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), with the mandate that regulatory activity be pragmatic, practical and proportional. According to Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester, the recently issued SOE offers a clear direction for the CASA on the Government’s expectations and priorities for aviation safety over the next two years. “This Statement sets out in an open and formal …

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Australia and Israel sign Air Services Agreement

Australia and Israel have reached a landmark air services agreement that is expected to generate increased tourism and trade opportunities for both countries. The deal was finalized during the very first visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Australia. He was joined by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney to witness the signing of the agreement by Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Israel Ambassador to …

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia for promotion and development of cooperation in civil aviation security

The Union Cabinet under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between India and Australia, which focuses on the development of civil aviation security. The move was green-lighted during a recent Union Cabinet meeting that was presided over by the high-ranking Indian official. The pact allows Indian aviation security authorities to share the expertise of their Australian counterparts …

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Australian Trade Minister to fly to China to speed up implementation of open air services agreement

Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo is heading to Beijing and Shanghai this week to fast-track the implementation of “open aviation market air services” agreement that the two countries have signed back in December. Ciobo will be joined by a host of tourism executives from his country, to launch the China-Australia Year of Tourism (CAYOT). The CAYOT is an initiative established in April of 2015 by leaders of both countries to …

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