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ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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Saudi GACA President visits US Federal Aviation Administration

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) President Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi and his delegation met with officials of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss matters of civil aviation. Among them were the development of cooperation between the two aviation bodies in the field of training, the exchange of experiences, and the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding for specialized training programs for civil aviation officials …

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Nigerian CAA certifies Murtala Muahmmed International Airport

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified Nigeria’s busiest airport – the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos – after it found that it met global safety and security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MMIA however, won’t be the last as three more are the follow in the coming weeks. These are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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New Zealand steps up support for Pacific aviation security

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has pledged to give $11.5 million to bolster aviation security in the Pacific and secure the safety of the travelling public, most of whom are citizens of New Zealand. The financial support is also being given to support trade and tourism in the region. “Pacific island countries must meet global aviation safety and security standards, and this funding will provide passenger and baggage screening …

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ICAO expresses appreciation for European organizations it works with

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu extended the United Nation aviation agency’s profound appreciation for the numerous regional organizations it works within Europe during a keynote address at the 66th Special Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). Liu put the spotlight on a number of current and rising issues for the civil aviation sector of Europe and the global …

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Egypt ready to sign aviation security protocol with Russia

Russia’s Head of the Ministry of Transport Maxim Sokolov divulged that Egypt has expressed their readiness to sign a protocol on aviation security with their country. When officials of both countries sign the documents, flights between Moscow and Cairo may be resumed after they were suspended in light of the terrorist attack to a Russian aircraft back in November 2015. “To open an air service in any of the directions, …

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US FAA gives Nigerian airlines ultimatum to resolve security issues

Nigerian airlines have been given a 65-day ultimatum by the United States Federal Aviation Administration to find a solution to their security issues or risk being banned from flying into the United States. An FAA delegation recently conducted an audit for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 status and handed down the ultimatum on August 24. The FAA, from time to time, sends teams to countries they have bilateral agreements …

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UK Aviation Minister stresses significance of air travel safety

Even though the ban on travellers bringing portable electronic devices onto flights is being progressively lifted, Britain declared that it would not waver in bringing it back if the need arose. “This is an escalating arms race with people who will do us damage,” said Britain’s Aviation Minister Martin Callanan. Callanan made the announcement during his recent visit to Singapore as part of his first official overseas trip since being …

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Nigeria airports unable to meet FAA standards during audit

Nigeria’s major airports were unable to match security and safety standards during an audit that was conducted by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the renewal of Nigeria’s Category 1 safety status. The FAA team gave Nigeria 65 days to address the airports’ infrastructure deficiencies, especially in the key area of safety and security. The development is a loss for Nigeria as their aircrafts are now barred from flying …

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Air transport groups call on EU to address widespread delays after regulatory changes

Numerous air transport organizations have urged the European Union, in a letter they sent to the European Council of Ministers, to implement measures that would lessen widespread delays after recent regulatory changes. According to the letter, delays have risen at an alarming rate after the implementation of a regulation that sought to increase security for flights departing the EU. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for Europe, the Airlines …

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