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ICAO Council backs new Global Aviation Security Plan

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) moved closer to endorsing the pioneering Global Aviation Security Plan to enhance international coordination, response, and planning to respond to threats to civil aviation passengers, cargo, aircraft and facilities. “This new strategic document will assist ICAO Member States in their aviation security coordination with other States and applicable security agencies, as well as helping to nurture security cultures and capabilities, place greater focus on …

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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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IATA calls for bolstering of aviation security in four areas

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed for aviation security to be bolstered by addressing four key areas namely closer government-to-government cooperation to eliminate the long-term challenges of extraterritorial measures, the universal application of global standards, better information-sharing among governments and with industry, and the efficient implementation of new and existing technology capabilities. “Governments and the industry are partners in aviation security. Airlines have operational know-how. Governments have the …

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United States prohibits airlines from flying near North Korea due to unannounced missile launches

The United States has barred U.S. airlines from flying over a large part of the Sea of Japan due to the threat of North Korea’s unannounced missile launches. The mandate comes mere months after a missile came uncomfortable close to an airline bearing hundreds of passengers. Majority of North Korea’s airspace—called the Pyongyang Flight Information Region—is already off limits to U.S. airlines. However, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration continued to …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to issue safety and security certificate to Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja is going to be issued its safety and security certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), 15 years after its opening. Sources say that Nigeria’s aviation regulatory authority has given the said airports passing marks in security, safety and equipment, which paved the way for the upcoming certification, that began back in 2014. The regulatory agency was satisfied with several manuals forwarded …

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India Minister of State for Civil aviation Jayant Sinha calls Indigo scuffle “shocking and deplorable”

India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, described the scuffle involving staffers of IndiGo Airlines and a passenger as both “shocking and deplorable” and declared that the safety and security of passengers cannot be compromised. A video of an IndiGo ground staffer manhandling a passenger at a New Delhi airport recently emerged. The airline has since apologized for the incident that happened last month and added that immediate …

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European aviation: Challenges, strategy and the Single European Sky agenda

By www.sesarju.eu In anticipation of the forthcoming Digital Transport Days in Tallinn, Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, and Chair of the Administrative Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, considers the evolving complexities of European aviation – growth, capacity, safety, security and the environment. In this interview, he points to SESAR‘s ongoing initiatives and deployments as key to the digitalisation of the air traffic management …

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Tunisia reveals they are in talks with EU for “open skies”

Tunisia’s Tourism Minister, Selma Elloumi Rekik, said that the country is on the cusp of negotiating an open skies agreement with the European Union. “Open skies are important for tour operators because they will have their own aircraft and it will be cheaper for them [to fly to Tunisia]. It will also make Tunisia more attractive to low-cost carriers,” the Tourism Minister said while speaking from the World Travel Market …

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International aeropolitics hindering foreign route expansion plans of Nigerian airlines—Air Peace Limited Chairman

 Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, claimed that plans of Nigerian airlines to expand their foreign routes were being undercut by international aeropolitics. Onyema made the bold statement during the formal turnover of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Membership Certificate to Air Peace by IATA’s Area Manager, South-West Africa, Samson Fatokun, in Lagos. Onyema said that it was regrettable that some European and Western countries whose carriers operate in Nigeria, …

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Egypt President stresses significance of developing country’s civil aviation sector

Egypt President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underscored the importance of upgrading and developing the country’s civil aviation sector. This includes improving the security systems at their airports as well as ensuring that aviation personnel are up-to-date with the latest innovations, developments and technologies. Sisi said that doing so would give rise to travel and tourism to their nation, thereby contributing to the national economy. He made these remarks during a …

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