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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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Delegation from European Parliament praises UAE’s aviation sector

A delegation from the European Parliament was all praises for the aviation sector of the United Arab Emirates during their recent visit to the Kingdom. The delegation, which was headed by the Chairman of the European Parliamentary Friendship Group, Antonio Lopez Isturiz White, met up with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) earlier this week. The visitors lauded UAE’s aviation sector, which currently supports job opportunities for an estimated 40,000 …

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ICAO considering large electronics ban on checked luggage

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is thinking about changing its dangerous goods regulation to ban large electronic devices from checked-in baggage after tests made by United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Safety Branch on potential fire risks from laptops yielded “troubling” findings. The findings of the FAA’s testing that was conducted during the summer, were included in a brief that was forwarded during a meeting of ICAO’s Dangerous …

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Zimbabwe’s aviation regulator to tighten security

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has vowed to consistently adjust the national aviation security protocol to better combat emerging threats and meet the nation’s aviation security goals. With various threats— hijacking of flights, cyber terrorism and chemical attacks—menacing the aviation industry, the CAAZ announced that it has given more significance to establishing an efficient aviation security regulatory framework and the application of recommended global standards. CAAZ Chief Aviation …

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Cuba Senator Marco Rubio to support bill strengthening airport security

Cuban hard-liner Senator Marco Rubio is endorsing a bill that would bolster the security at their airports, which has been receiving flights from the United States for over a year already. Rubio reintroduced the legislation, which would mandate the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to take a closer look into each of Cuba’s 10 international airports and appraise Congress about it. The House on Monday unanimously passed a similar bill, which …

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