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Air France-KLM CEO seeks measures to reduce delays for passengers due to security checks

Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac has urged French officials to look into “urgent” measures that would help alleviate the delay for air passengers caused by security checks at Paris airports. The police checks come at an inopportune time when passenger traffic is picking up steam ahead of the bustling summer holiday season, said Janaillac, who claimed that he has already sent a letter to French Interior Minister asking him for …

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Emirates and Turkish Airlines say laptop ban has been lifted on flights to US

Emirates and Turkish Airlines have announced that the United States has lifted the ban on laptops and other similarly sized personal electronic devices on flights to the United States from Dubai and Istanbul. Three days ago, the ban was lifted on Etihad Airways’ flights to the US from Abu Dhabi. Not long after, an Emirates spokeswoman said that the ban on US flights from Dubai International – considered to be …

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Airlines race against time to meet deadline to implement enhanced security measures

Airlines have expressed their concerns regarding the aggressive deadline that the United States has put in place, to implement new and enhanced security measures that are geared to combat the threat of terrorism, on flights to the United States. There’s a price to pay for those who are unable to comply with the Department of Homeland Security mandate as a laptop ban can be triggered or even a suspension in …

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US lifts laptop ban on flights from Abu Dhabi

The United States lifted a ban on laptops inside cabins on flights originating from Abu Dhabi headed to the United States after it found that the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways had put in place better and tighter security measures. Etihad Airways met the news pleasantly and deflected credit to a preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport where passengers clear U.S. immigration before they arrive in the United States …

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US decision on laptop ban being well received by IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has agreed with the decision of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to amplify security measures rather than ban laptops in-cabin on all flights to the US. The new measures will have an impact on 180 airlines and 280 airports. The DHS says the heightened security protocols include: Enhancing overall passenger screening Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices Increasing security protocols …

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Emirates, Etihad, to cooperate with US to implement new security measures

Emirates and Etihad Airways have indicated that they would cooperate with the United States officials in the application of new security instructions that could potentially pave the way for an end to the current laptop ban. The new measures would see the US government imposing new demands for heightened security of flights to America from other nations in a focused bid to stop the threat of bombs being concealed in …

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US Department of Homeland Security holds off on further bans on electronic devices

The United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has announced that they would be holding off on imposing any further bans on personal electronic gadgets in airline carry-on baggage for flights to the U.S. from Europe. However, US authorities would require airlines and overseas airports to tighten up their security measures for screening passengers and securing airplanes. “We are not standing on the sidelines while fanatics hatch new …

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US-EU to meet next week on electronic devices ban

Technical experts from the United States will be in Brussels next week for more talks in a concerted effort to potentially stop the ban on personal electronic devices inside airline cabins to be expanded to airports in Europe and in more regions. This US seeks to drive worldwide “routine aviation security to a much higher level,” said US Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who also added that the …

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Zambia nominated for recognition of excellence in safety and security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has nominated Zambia for recognition of excellence in safety and security performance in the civil aviation industry. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will accept the award on behalf of the country this September in Montreal, Canada. CAA Director Gabriel Lesa said Zambia is proud to be among the few on the planet to have been nominated for such a prestigious honor after having performed …

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US-India Business Council creates task force on civil aviation

The US-India Business Council (USBIC) has formed a task force that would help identify worthwhile business opportunities in India’s civil aviation sector. The said task force would be chaired by American aerospace manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney’s Managing Director (India) Palash Roy Chowdhury. The task force would set its eyes on opportunities based on the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP). Amber Dubey, Partner and Head of Aerospace and Defense at leading …

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