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Saudi GACA President visits US Federal Aviation Administration

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) President Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi and his delegation met with officials of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss matters of civil aviation. Among them were the development of cooperation between the two aviation bodies in the field of training, the exchange of experiences, and the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding for specialized training programs for civil aviation officials …

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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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Industry panel to vote on asking the US FAA to roll back numerous safety rules

An influential industry panel will vote later this week on proposals that the Federal Aviation Administration remove or roll back dozens of safety rules, including a crucial one centered on airline pilot qualifications. The recommendations are detailed in a report to the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee in response to United States President Donald Trump’s orders to reduce government regulations. Regional airlines have been arguing the pilot qualifications rule since …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand hopeful ICAO’s “red-flag” would be lifted soon

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is brimming with hope that the “red-flag” status that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) slapped on the country would be soon lifted. The statement comes just days before the ICAO would touch down onto the Southeast Asian nation for a planned audit of the CAAT and its continuing efforts to address significant safety concerns raised by the aviation body. The UN aviation …

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European Aviation Safety Agency bans 83 airlines due to safety shortcomings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has barred 83 airlines from five different African nations from flying to Europe because of weak control and oversight capacity. Blacklisted are carriers from Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Another nine companies from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Rwanda and Korea were also prohibited from flying to Europe for severe shortcomings in safety regulations. Although not many of the …

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Thailand halts international flights by several Thai airlines

Thailand’s authorities have suspended international flights of Thai carriers that have not been given new operator certificates by the country’s aviation regulator. The move would impact 12 airlines, which if combined, only have a market share of 2% and will have little effect on the Thailand’s tourism-powered economy, according to a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Thailand’s aviation industry has been under a microscope after the …

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Nigerian aviation regulator says international safety rating not at risk

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced that the country’s international safety rating remains intact after an audit that was conducted by the United States Federal Aviation Authority. The NCAA said that the exercise that was done in August, highlighted the crucial elements of aviation legislation, regulation, organization, technical staff, quality and training, technical guidance tools, licensing certification, approval, continuous surveillance and resolution of safety concerns. The NCAA’s General Manager, …

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New Zealand steps up support for Pacific aviation security

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has pledged to give $11.5 million to bolster aviation security in the Pacific and secure the safety of the travelling public, most of whom are citizens of New Zealand. The financial support is also being given to support trade and tourism in the region. “Pacific island countries must meet global aviation safety and security standards, and this funding will provide passenger and baggage screening …

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CAAT affirms ban on Thai airlines done in compliance with ICAO standards

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has confirmed that the ban on airlines that are yet to be certified for international flights, is a standard policy according to the ICAO standards. CAAT Director-General Chula Sukmanop relayed that the ban on certain airlines that are yet to pass evaluation tests for the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to operate international flights effective from on September 1, 2017 is being done in …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin admits they are keen on restoring aviation ties with Egypt

Russia is eager to resume aviation ties with Egypt but recognizes safety as a crucial priority, said President Vladimir Putin after the BRICS summit. “As for aviation service, we are very keen to fully restore flights with Egypt. We have agreed that our respective security services and transport departments providing flights safety should continue their work. We have to be totally confident of our citizens’ safety,” said Putin at the …

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