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European Commission continues ban on Nepali airlines

The European Commission (EC) would continue to impose a ban on Nepali airlines through an updated “EU safety list.” This is the list of non-European airlines that have not met the international safety standards and would be subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The original ban – that kept Nepali carriers from flying into the 28-nation bloc – was handed down in December 2013. …

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Uganda: Proposed amendment to CAA Act to Support Aviation Growth

State Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire has urged the Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Infrastructure Committee to back a proposed amendment of the Civil Aviation Act 2017 CAP354 to foster growth of the aviation industry by enticing more airlines into Uganda. “The Bill will enable Uganda remain up-to-date with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and comply with global uniformity for a safe, secure …

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Ghana vows commitment to applying high safety standards at airports

Stakeholders in Ghana’s aviation industry have pledged to ensure the application of high safety standards in the aviation sector to keep the nation’s reputation as one of the safest air travel space. Speaking at the launch of the Aviation Safety Week, the Director for Safety Regulations at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Daniel Acquah, shared that the role of improved safety standards cannot be overstressed if Ghana is to maintain …

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Canada, EU in trade dispute over fees on aircraft exports

Canadian authorities have been toiling over the past few months to lower what they have deemed “excessive” fees charged on the country’s aerospace exports to Europe. Progress have not come easy as Canadian officials have had a hard time getting cooperation from their European counterparts. The dispute over fees charged by the European Aviation Safety Agency to certify Canadian aircraft and parts has its roots from the end of last …

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Ghana: Bureau of Public Safety blames Ministry of Transport and GCAA for Starbow incident

The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has made known their disdain for the incident at the Kotoka International Airport where a Starbow flight skidded off the runway and left one person hospitalized. The BPS blamed the incident on the Ministry of Transport and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The BPS said that the case only places the country a step closer to “witnessing a national disaster.” It says safety …

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Trade organization ADS says Brexit not helping reputation of UK aerospace sector

The Brexit process is doing damage to the reputation of the UK aerospace sector, says Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of the UK aerospace and defense trade association, ADS. “The Brexit process is not one that is helping our reputation as sort of solid, global citizens,” said Everitt. Everitt was speaking from the parliamentary hearing last November 21 on the impact of Brexit on the country’s aerospace sector. Everitt said aerospace …

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UK airlines risk losing flying rights, says leaked Brexit paper

By Alex Barker – Financial Times EU Brexit negotiators are taking a tough stance on aviation that would dramatically restrict UK airline operating rights unless Britain follows the bloc’s laws and courts, according to leaked planning documents. The EU’s 27 remaining member states have begun preparing for talks on future EU-UK relations, outlining models of co-operation in aviation, fisheries and research that strictly adhere to precedents in existing arrangements with non-EU countries. …

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ICAO, African nations, adopt aviation infrastructure plan

 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), its development partners and 54 African countries have adopted the Declaration and Plan of Action for Aviation Infrastructure Development in Africa. According to reports, the document entitled “The Abuja Declaration” was adopted during a high level meeting during the Third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja. The said declaration would be sent to the Assembly of Heads of States and Government of the Member …

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IATA and African Development Bank sign MoU to bolster African aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to improve the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) World Aviation Forum, which adopted the theme, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure.” The signatories of the MoU were IATA’s Director …

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AFRAA and TIACA to collaborate on air cargo development in Africa

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are working together for the development of air cargo on the African continent. The deal states the TIACA would work with the 40 members of AFRAA to improve air cargo safety and security, and urge the members to deeply accept digitization. It will also provide new training directives with the goal of supporting the rapidly developing air cargo …

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