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Kenya risks getting blacklisted over blatant disregard of cargo freight regulations

With the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) set to arrive in July for an audit, Kenya runs the risk of getting placed in the blacklist for flouting cargo carriage regulations. A week after a report came out that put the spotlight on how aircraft operators at Wilson and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport flout cargo carriage rules, nothing much has really changed with business being run as usual. To make …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority threatens to shut down airports that do not meet regulatory standards

Airports in the African state of Nigeria that do not meet the regulatory standards that have been set would be shut down. This was the bold warning issued by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Captain Muhtar Usman, who said that all airports, whether they are federal or owned by the state, must comply with the given standards set by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR)). Usman …

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Jet Airways to bar passengers from carrying on smart luggage

Jet Airways announced that it would no longer allow passengers to carry smart luggage on its aircrafts starting January 15. The move comes after the direction set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which just recently banned baggage of such nature on passenger flights operated by its 275 member airlines. Smart luggage – as defined by the IATA – include gadgets with integrated lithium batteries, motors, power banks, GPS, …

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Russia’s decision to lift ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “very positive message” to British government

The UK tourism chief of Egypt has raised hopes that the UK may resume flights to Sharm el Sheikh airport, after expressing that Russia’s call to lift a ban on commercial flights to Egypt sends “a very positive message” to the British government. Russia slapped a ban on all flights to Egypt in November 2015 after the tragic crash of Russian charter flights Metrojet 9268 that killed all 224 passengers …

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Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group sign MoU for cooperation in aviation security

Both Emirates Group Security and the Etihad Aviation Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the cooperation in aviation security. Signing the MoU were Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline and Tony Douglas, the Chief Executive Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group. Also witnessing the signing were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Etihad …

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Philippines: CAAP issues Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to Manila International Airport Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has issued a Temporary Aerodrome Certificate to the Manila International Airport Authority after it complied with 81% of the requirements of the facility and its operation. “It’s temporary because we have still five things to comply with. We are going to correct these five aspects, which is part of giving MIAA the final certification for the aerodrome,” explained the airport’s General Manager, Eddie …

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Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister off to Russia to finalize air security protocol

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi is headed to the Russian capital of Moscow to work on the procedures essential for the resumption of direct flights between Russia and Egypt. The Ministry’s Spokesman, Bassem Sami, disclosed this to the public. “On Thursday morning, the minister will fly to Moscow for finalizing procedures to resume air communications between the two states,” he said. “The visit will last two days, until Saturday. …

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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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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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