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Turkey to send delegation to UK in a bid to lift electronic ban on their airlines

Turkey will be sending a technical delegation to the United Kingdom to discuss the ban on electronic devices and hopefully have the ban lifted for flights from their country. Turkish Airlines began implementing regulations, which kept passengers from Middle Eastern, and North African countries from carrying electronic devices larger than cell phones aboard planes on March 25. “In order to discuss the in cabin electronics ban by the U.S. and …

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US, UK electronics ban to be tackled at World Aviation Safety Summit

The overall impact of the much talked about ban on electronic devices aboard airplane cabins from Muslim-dominated countries by the United States and the United Kingdom will be scrutinised at the 5th World Aviation Safety Summit next month in Dubai. Industry leaders will discuss what kind of impact the bans have on the industry and what measures are needed to deal with this significant mandate that affect both airlines and …

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Electronics ban to be discussed further by European Commission

European Commission officials plan to discuss the provocative ban of large electronic devices in the passenger cabins of airliners flying into the United States and the United Kingdom from several Middle Eastern and African airports. A special security coordination consultation during the regularly scheduled meeting has been set in Brussels next week with all European Union member states expected to “assess” them and discuss security risks at third-country airports. The …

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Turkey planning to take airline electronics ban to ICAO

Turkey’s transport minister has hit out against the partial ban on electronics in the cabins of commercial carriers and bared plans to take the matter up with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Ahmet Arslan bared that his office has recently sent a letter to the United States, demanding to remove his country from the list of nations that are subject to the controversial restrictions. “We [Turkey] are also a …

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The US government’s electronics ban blindsided the world’s best airlines — and the worst could be yet to come

By Benjamin Zhang – businessinsider.com On Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security announced the introduction of an electronic-device ban for flights coming to the US from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. Many of the eight affected airlines seemed to have been blindsided by the news. With only four days to comply, it’s still uncertain how many of the carriers will be able to work out the logistics of …

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How Middle Eastern Airlines Have Responded to the Laptop Ban

 by Nour Al Ali – bloomberg.com   Middle East airlines scrambled to find ways to respond to a ban on electronics introduced this week. The ban targets direct flights headed to the United States and United Kingdom. Some, like Royal Jordanian Airlines, tried to calm or even attract customers through humor, while others, such as Turkish Airlines, boasted about their in-flight entertainment.Royal Jordanian showcased its poetry skills through an original haiku on Twitter, …

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What is the logic behind Trump’s new ‘electronics ban’? People are stumped.

By Max Bearak – washingtonpost.com Citing unspecified threats, the U.S. government told a slew of airlines based in the Middle East and North Africa that they must restrict their U.S.-bound passengers from taking any electronic items larger than cellphones in their carry-on baggage, effective immediately. The new rules affect 10 airports across the region, many of which serve as busy gateways for global business and tourism traffic. Britain followed suit, but its …

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Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia for promotion and development of cooperation in civil aviation security

The Union Cabinet under the leadership of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between India and Australia, which focuses on the development of civil aviation security. The move was green-lighted during a recent Union Cabinet meeting that was presided over by the high-ranking Indian official. The pact allows Indian aviation security authorities to share the expertise of their Australian counterparts …

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