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Asian carriers ask United States to implement ICAO safety standards

Asia’s airline leaders have called for the effective application of International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) global standards and controls in lieu of unilateral moves that could cause unnecessary interference to operations. This, as the United States launched its enhanced security screening for inbound international flights. The call came from delegates of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents in Taipei. The U.S. has formulated updated measures—which includes …

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Nepal: Civil Aviation Bill sent to Law Ministry for review

The Tourism Ministry has forwarded a draft of the Integrated Civil Aviation Bill to the Law Ministry for its inputs, almost a year after a government committee wrote it. The proposal wants to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two separate entities: regulator and service provider. Alok Chandra Shrestha, Chief of the Tourism Ministry’s legal division, said that the draft was directed to the Law Ministry last …

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Laptop and tablet ban in checked baggage could be implemented soon

Laptops and tablets could be barred from being placed inside the cargo hold if civil aviation officials ratify a proposal that alleges that electronic devices placed inside the said section pose a fire hazard. At a gathering organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the global airline community is being presented with the results of an investigation that was undertaken by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that …

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Australia ushers in new measures to strengthen security at airports

Australia has unveiled new regulations in a bid to strengthen security at its airports. Amongst the changes made to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 were the introduction of security screening for airport employees, stricter access controls and additional training on security alertness. The changes were made to make airside areas more secure and alleviate the threat of an attack initiated from the inside. “Airport workers, together with their vehicles …

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Airlines gearing up for implementation of new security rules on US-bound flights

New security protocols would be implemented on all United States-bound flights to fulfill government requirements needed to prevent a laptop ban inside cabins. The new measures will be making an impact on 325,000 airline customers on an estimated 2,000 commercial flights that arrive daily in the U.S., on 180 aircrafts from 280 airports in 2015 nations. The U.S. made the decree back in June to put an end to the …

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US Feds push for airlines to prohibit laptops in checked luggage

The United States government is pushing the global airline community to prohibit personal electronic devices the size of laptops from checked-in baggage to mitigate the risk of a catastrophic fire. In a paper submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), tests showed that a laptop’s lithium-ion battery overheats in close contact to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion that can …

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ICAO President visits Mauritius to discuss mutual civil aviation matters

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu paid a visit to Mauritius to attend the 27th Airports Council International Africa/World Conference. There, the ICAO boss had bilateral talks with Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Civil Service Nayen Koomar Ballah, to discuss mutual civil aviation issues. Aliu stressed the significance of civil aviation as an …

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US-bound South Korean passengers to undergo stringent security checks

Passengers departing South Korea for the United States will be made to go through a more rigid check-in screening starting on October 26 following concerns regarding terrorist attacks. “Local passengers who travel to the US using low-cost carriers are subject to a security interview at the airlines’ ticket desks from Oct 26,” said a Ministry official who requested that he be not named. Local budget carriers currently operate flights to …

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ALTA and IATA meet to bolster efforts to address issues hounding Latin America and Caribbean aviation

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently met to take up the shoring up of efforts between the two organizations to better address the issues that are hampering the aviation industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA’s new appointed Executive Director Luis Felipe de Oliveira and IATA’s Director General Alexandre de Juniac met in Geneva at IATA’s headquarters where talks …

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European Commission compels Croatia to fully implement EU legislation establishing aviation security

Croatia must completely apply the European Union legislation that establishes common rules in the field of aviation security, or run the risk of getting referred to the Court of Justice, said the European Commission. According to EU’s regulation, member states have to consistently keep their national aviation security legislation up to date, but Croatia has failed to do so. “The Croatian authorities now have two months to remedy the situation; …

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