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US Federal Aviation Administration presses UK over future standing as key safety body

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta flew to London to meet with British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling before moving on to meetings with European Union officials in Belgium. He shared that he was there to “bring a level of urgency” to the UK’s discussions over what safety standards it would implement for the manufacturing of aviation products and aircraft maintenance. The FAA has accepted the competency of UK companies because …

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IATA urges African nations to recognize aviation’s ability to drive the economy forward

International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO and Director General Alexandre de Juniac appealed to African states to acknowledge aviation’s capacity to spark economic progress. “Africa is the region with the greatest aviation potential but punitive taxes and high infrastructure and fuel costs are curtailing air transport’s benefits on the continent,” bemoaned de Juniac. “The African aviation industry loses $1.50 for each passenger it carries, with many airlines struggling to break …

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EU, China finalize new aviation agreements for certification standardization and liberalization

The European Commission and China have finalized the following agreements that would help facilitate market access: European Commission and China concluded (08-Dec-2017) the following agreements aiming to facilitate market access: Bilateral Civil Aviation Safety Agreement: Will take away the needless duplication of evaluation and certification activities for aeronautical products by the civil aviation authorities, therefore lowering costs. The initialing of the agreement will also advance ongoing certification processes for European …

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New ICAO SAM Plan to facilitate South American air transport development

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu emphasized that the new ICAO South American (SAM) Plan would be their strategic resource for the integration of air transport development in the coming years. The plan would also help create conditions that would help facilitate aviation connectivity on the continent. “South America’s civil aviation sector has been expanding two times as quickly as its GDP in recent years, …

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Jamaica: Government to review 2007 National Transport Policy

The Jamaican government would be reviewing the country’s National Transport Policy (NTP) during the 2018-2019 financial year. Tanya Bedward, the Director of the Projects Unit in the transport and mining industry, said that the review would also include the aviation industry. “Part of the process will be to revisit the current policy and to also assess it within all the changes that would have happened in the (aviation) sector, which …

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European Commission asks Nepal’s CAA to shed light on steps being taken to address safety issues

The European Commission (EC) has issued an invitation to officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to Brussels, Belgium next month to shed light on the steps they have taken to address safety issues. The invitation comes less than a week after the EC handed down a decision to uphold the ban on Nepali carriers. Last week, the EC released an updated European Union air safety list of …

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Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay make progress in regional ANSP integration and cooperation

Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay reiterated to continue collaborating to attain higher operational safety, quality and efficiency standards in air navigation services. Delegates from the four countries’ Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) met in Buenos Aires for the Second Regional Integration and Cooperation ANSP Meeting, within the framework of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Leaders’ Forum. The meeting was organized in part, by Empresa Argentina de …

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UK wants to remain in EU aviation safety agency

By Jim Pickard – Financial Times The UK will ask for its aviation industry to be regulated by the EU after Brexit, in a move that will place it under the indirect jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, a supposed “red line” set by Theresa May. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, told aviation industry representatives that the government wanted the UK to remain in the European Aviation Safety Agency, …

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ICAO and partners finalize Global Runway Safety Action Plan

The International Civil Aviation Organization would be meeting with its global runway safety partnering organizations in Lima, Peru to pursue the finalization of the new Global Runway Safety Action Plan. ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized runway safety during the 2017 ICAO Global Runway Safety Symposium, saying, “Runway safety has been a global aviation priority for more than 15 years, and this new action plan is an important outcome …

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IATA signs MoU with Argentina to help develop air transport in the country

The International Air Transport Association has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Argentina to help boost aviation in the country. IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas, Peter Cerda, remarked that the new agreement would “open the door” for further development of air transport in the country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) emphasizes the exchange of information and know-how in areas such as data sharing to back safety operations, the …

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