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Canada keen on helping Bangladesh improve aviation safety

Bangladesh has found an able ally in Canada, which has expressed its eagerness to assist Bangladesh in the certification of aircraft, and aviation safety and security. In addition, Canada is also willing to provide aircraft that is suitable with the weather in Bangladesh. Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Benoit Prefontaine, made the commitment during his meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal at the latter’s Secretariat office. …

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Guyana Civil Aviation Authority prioritizing safety in bid to improve compliance with ICAO standards

In a bid to improve their level of compliance with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) is listing down safety regulations as a top priority for this year. Director General, Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field, has reportedly said that one of the organization’s primary goals in 2018 is to amend its regulations to comply with the standards and recommended practices outlined …

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COSCAP-South Asia gathers to tackle aviation safety goal of the region

The 26th Steering Committee Meeting of the Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Program (COSCAP-South Asia) began with the goal of achieving the shared safety goal of the region. The aviation safety regulators of Nepal along with other South Asian nations are trying to resolve issues such as congested passenger traffic, and quality manpower and technology, which are making hard to deal with safety problems. In a bid …

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India: ICAO calls out DGCA for not complying with recommendation to introduce licensing system for ATCOs

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has taken to task the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not establishing a license system for air traffic controllers (ATCOs) in India even after six years after it issued its recommendation. The five-man ICAO team that conducted the audit in November of last year uncovered the lapse. The non-compliance carries with it potential consequences such as the downgrading of India’s aviation ranking. …

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ICAO sending team to India to review if ATCO oversight is being met

Two months after it audited India’s aviation sector, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is once again sending a team back to examine whether the oversight requirement of air traffic controllers (ATCO) is being complied with. The move comes after the ICAO audited Indian aviation under its universal safety oversight audit program back in November. The audit inspected areas of personnel licensing, airworthiness, operations, legislation and organization of aviation agencies. …

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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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Philippines: CAAP issues Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to Manila International Airport Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to the Manila International Airport Authority after it complied with 81% of the requirements of the facility and its operation. “It’s temporary because we have still five things to comply with. We are going to correct these five aspects, which is part of giving MIAA the final certification for the aerodrome,” explained the airport’s General Manager, Eddie …

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IATA says aviation safety in Africa is improving

The past five years has seen huge strides in the improvement of aviation safety in Africa. This was the assessment of International Air Transport Association (IATA) Senior Vice President of Safety and Flight Operations, Gilberto López Meyer. In a report, López Meyer stressed that commercial air travel remains to be the safest kind of long distance transformation. Research conducted by IATA has uncovered that the overall trend in global air …

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Thailand seeking to get air safety rating upgraded by the U.S. FAA

Thailand is aiming to get its air safety rating raised by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the month of March. The country’s Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith made the goal public after the FAA downgraded their rating back in December 2015. Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was downgraded to Category 2 after it fell short of the standards set by the FAA. “We aim to be restored …

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Russia and Egypt sign agreement that would lead to resumption of Russian flights to Cairo

Russia and Egypt are taking positive steps that are paving the way for the resumption of Russian flights to the latter’s capital of Cairo. The two nations signed an agreement on cooperation on civil aviation security, announced Russia’s Transport Ministry. The Ministry also quoted Russian Minister for Transportation, that the agreement would permit flights to Cairo to continue in February 2018. Moscow put a stop to civilian air traffic to …

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