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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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UAE signs MoU with US FAA and Swedish National Space Board

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The MoU signifies collaboration between the parties involved in the development of UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework and sharing knowledge and best practices. The entities would also jointly organize workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups to endorse industry standards and back the development …

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Air Zimbabwe working to gain EU certification

Air Zimbabwe is endeavoring to resolve certification issues with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with the goal of finally resuming operations into the European Union. Air Zimbabwe halted operating flights to London in 2012 and has been blacklisted, along with four other carriers, for failing to properly resolve several safety concerns that were raised by the EASA during their audits. Other airlines that were impacted by the EASA mandate …

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ICAO finishes audit of India’s aviation sector

The United Nations aviation watchdog, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), just recently finished its audit of India’s aviation sector. Initial feedback also indicated that the ICAO was “satisfied” with the regulatory mechanism, the government said. The five-man ICAO audit team was in India from November 6 to the 16th to conduct its universal safety oversight audit program. The team took a closer look in six various areas, The team …

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Mozambique: Minister calls for debate on elements hindering growth of domestic air travel market

Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita called for a comprehensive debate on the factors that are holding back the growth of the domestic air travel market in spite of the measures taken by the government. Speaking in Maputo, during the opening of a meeting of the Aeronautical Council, Mesquita mentioned among those measures are the liberalization of Mozambican air space, the presence of an attractive package of civil aviation legislation, and …

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IATA urges governments to remember lessons from electronics ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEO and Director General, Alexandre de Juniac reminded airlines to consult with the group in decision making when it comes to security, during the IATA World Conference in Abu Dhabi He cautioned the rest of the delegates to be mindful of the lessons that were learned from the electronics ban imposed earlier this year. “Threats to aviation are real. And we understand that sometimes, …

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China and EU agree to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards

China and the European Union (EU) have consented to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards, a month after Beijing agreed to an identical agreement with the United States. The agreement is taking effect by the end of next year, said China’s Civil Aviation Authority. China has been in talks with the EU and the U.S. for several years in a bid to get its aviation standards accepted by international regulators. …

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Aviation experts looking for smarter, more stringent aviation policies for Africa

Aviation experts from across the African continent and beyond, are looking for smarter and more stern aviation policies that would help facilitate the growth of the airline industry in the region. The delegates were part of the opening of the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) for African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and its summit at the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The AGA and the summit is the biggest air transport gathering …

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IATA points out top agenda for African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has pinpointed five urgent areas of concern that must be addressed properly to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are: enhancing safety efforts, enabling airlines to improve intra-Africa connectivity, unblocking airline funds, avoiding air traffic management re-fragmentation and over-investment and ensuring that Africa has the professionals it needs to support the industry’s growth. At the moment, aviation currently backs 6.8 million …

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Hong Kong regulator grants HK Express new Air Services License

The Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) has given HK Express a new Air Services License (ASL) valid from November 12 onwards. The regulator announced in a statement that upon review of HK Express’ immediate action plan, it said that it was satisfied with how the low cost carrier would tackle and address its deficiencies that caused the cancellation of 18 flights during the “Golden Week” in early October. …

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