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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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IATA and African Development Bank sign MoU to bolster African aviation sector

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a framework for collaboration to improve the aviation sector in Africa. The MoU was signed in Abuja, Nigeria, on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) World Aviation Forum, which adopted the theme, “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure.” The signatories of the MoU were IATA’s Director …

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AACO Secretary General bullish on growth of Arab airlines

In spite of the many pressing issues that the region faces, the growth of Arab airlines remains all but assured. This was the assessment of Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) Secretary General Abdul Wahab Teffaha, which he shared during his address at the AGM in Sharjah. Teffaha said history was a good harbinger of the future. In the half century since AACO was established, passenger traffic growth has continued to …

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AACO approves resolutions on EU competition regulation and security

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has green-lighted the following resolutions during the 50th AGM: Resolution on competition issues in relations with the EU: Regarding the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a regulation rescinding EU regulation 868/2004 on upholding fair competition in air transport, AACO urged EU institutions to deliberate observations on the EC proposal forwarded by some Arab parties, including AACO, to the EC and EU Parliament. AACO called …

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AFRAA and TIACA to collaborate on air cargo development in Africa

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are working together for the development of air cargo on the African continent. The deal states the TIACA would work with the 40 members of AFRAA to improve air cargo safety and security, and urge the members to deeply accept digitization. It will also provide new training directives with the goal of supporting the rapidly developing air cargo …

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ALTA, IATA and ACI-LAC Sign MoU to improve air transport in the region

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Airports Council International – Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) have inked a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to improve air transport in the Latin America and the Caribbean. The MoU was signed by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director; Peter Cerda, IATA’s Regional Vice President for the Americas; and Martin …

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IATA pushes for countries to quickly adopt Global Aviation Security Plan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging countries to adopt the very first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) to remain a step ahead of the various threats to flying. The plan was established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following a word of caution made by IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac that almost half of countries have not introduced fundamental aviation security measures. “Flying …

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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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