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ICAO offers support for new aviation policy on Search and Rescue services in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has affirmed its support for a new Declaration on the Improvement of Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the African aviation sector. ICAO, through its Chief of Communication, Anthony Philbin, said that the agreement would be implemented in parts. A statement by the ICAO explained that the implementation would be under a separate plan of action adopted by the participating states’ ministers. ICAO Council …

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IATA Chief calls for commitment and cooperation from aviation stakeholders

International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has requested for commitment from aviation stakeholders to a safety framework that is based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective and efficient use of data. “Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million safe flights. That’s an achievement that …

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Kuwait, UAE meet to boost civil aviation cooperation

Directorate General of Civil Aviation Chairman, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, received a delegation from the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in an effort to boost his organization’s knowledge in international air transport safety and criteria. The Sheikh said that a crucial way to raise the bar in his country’s aviation sector was to learn from the experts, which is a reputation that the GCAA, led …

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Guyana set to be feted for improvements made in aviation safety

Guyana is set to receive the Council President Certificate for 2016 from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in recognition of the significant strides the country has made in improving aviation safety. The South American nation is just one of 12 countries that will be receiving the award, which is given once during each calendar year in recognition of states that have met the criteria during the previous year. According …

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Vietnam, United States working together to assess Vietnam CAA’s ability to adhere to international safety standards

Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is cooperating with the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for an assessment of the former’s capacity to oversee safety in line with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The move is expected to be a preparatory step for the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment Program, which is an attempt to evaluate the local aviation authority’s capability to adhere to standards and recommended practices …

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Sudan Civil Aviation Authority looking forward to ratification of country’s aviation strategy

Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is hopeful that their long-term strategic plans for the country’s civil aviation for this year until 2031 would be approved by Parliament after it got the green light from the Ministry of Defense and the Council of Ministers. Abdul-Hafiz Abdul-Rahim, the CAA’s spokesperson, said that their plans covers all the aspects of the aviation industry in Sudan, and is geared to improving aviation safety and …

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World Aviation Safety Summit tackles controversial electronics ban

The 5th staging of the World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS) brought a consensus that aviation safety should not be susceptible to commercial or political interference, much like the controversial electronics ban that was imposed by both the United States and the UK just recently. Speaking from the opening of the event held at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, WASS Chairman and aviation analyst Alan Peaford said that it was essential …

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ICAO Secretary General emphasizes the connection between air transport investment and economic prosperity

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized the importance of an ICAO-compliant civil aviation system and its effect towards sustainable socio-economic prosperity. In a talk with Uruguay’s leaders headed by the Vice-President and President of the General Assembly and Senators’ Chamber, Mr. Raúl Sendic, the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Mr. Víctor Rossi, Minister of External Affairs, Mr. Rodolfo Nin Novoa, and the Minister of …

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Arab Air Carriers’ Organization seek clarification from ICAO regarding US and UK electronics ban

The Arab Air Carriers Organization is lobbying for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to help them seek clarification on the apparent threat that led to the US and the UK passing a mandate that banned electronic gadgets inside the passenger cabins of flights coming from Arab countries and airports. AACO Secretary General Abdul Wahab Teffaha has called out to the ICAO, and has requested it to develop measures that …

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ICAO pledges support in the improvement of Nigerian air safety

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Bernard Aliu has vowed to back Nigeria in its bid to improve air transport safety standards and in the consolidation of what the African nation has done so far in that sector. Aliu made the pledge just recently when he visited heads of aviation parastatals in Lagos. There, he said that his organization would support Nigeria in the certification of its two major airports, …

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