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Kuwait’s DGCA meets with delegation from Denmark to discuss cooperation in civil aviation

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of Kuwait had talks with a high-ranking delegation from Denmark led by the Deputy Head of a Danish diplomatic mission in Kuwait with regards to cooperation in civil aviation and air transport. The DGCA announced that the two sides talked about updates in technological advancements in air navigation and meteorological systems in addition to safety and security measures. They also examined future projects …

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US-bound passengers of Philippine Airlines to expect more stringent security measures

Passengers of the Philippines’ flagship carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), bound for the United States are in for stricter security measures as the US Department of Homeland Security imposes a dry run of enhanced regulations. The tougher security measures for the US-bound flights—Manila-Los Angeles, Manila-San Francisco, Manila-Honolulu, Manila-Guam and Vancouver-New York—shall be in the form of “additional/expanded check-in procedures,” said PAL in a statement. “This planned move is in line with …

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Thailand hopeful “red flag” status could be lifted soon

Thailand is becoming increasingly optimistic that the “red flag” status slapped on them by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for significant safety concerns (SSC) could be lifted after numerous positive signs during the UN aviation watchdog recently wrapped up their field audit. The ICAO team, however, have declined to issue a comment regarding the audit until further assessment at their headquarters in Montreal can be finished. The team has …

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Industry High Level Group bares seven-point checklist that would maximize the benefits of aviation

The International Civil Aviation Organization-supported Industry High Level Group (IHLG) has bared that by 2034, the aviation industry would provide nearly 100 million jobs and generate $5.9 trillion in GDP, a huge 122% rise over 2014. It also revealed that if traffic growth were to lag by 1% annually, it would impact the number of jobs being backed by the air transport sector, and would fall over 10%, and the …

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ICAO appeals for greater cooperation among member states for more effective aviation security

With the growing presence of multifaceted threats to aviation security, the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Fang Liu asked for better cooperation from the member states of the United Nations to make aviation security even more effective. “We must find a way to identify and judiciously share essential elements of information necessary to implement appropriate measures at the proper level,” Liu said during the Security Council …

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Kurdistan rebuffs Iraq’s ultimatum to hand over control of international airports

The Kurdistan Regional Government emphatically said no to the Iraqi government’s demand to hand over control of its international airports. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi informed the KRG to give control of Erbil and Sulaimaniya airports or he would hold direct international flights to and from Kurdistan on Friday. However, the Transport Minister of the KRG, Mowlud Murad, stressed that maintaining control of the airports was vital for Kurdish authorities …

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New foreign ban not expected to hinder US carriers’ operations

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advised United States airlines that they aren’t expecting any operational hitches following the September 24 issuance of a foreign ban travel to the US by the Trump administration. “Much like the previous executive order regarding travel—which did not impact our operations—this order impacts the visa issuance process,” said a spokesperson for Airlines for America. A spokesperson for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) also …

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India pushes for better, more stringent airport security measures

With the International Civil Aviation Organization audit already on the horizon, India’s Civil Aviation Ministry has endorsed the ratification of the pending Aircraft Amendment Bill. The bill will provide the aviation security regulator, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), with more powers to make airports more secure. Poor compliance of BCAS audits was cited as the main reason for the pushing of the bill. With the ever-growing threat of …

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Civil Aviation Administration of China passes security audit

The International Civil Aviation Organization recently announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) had passed its Universal Security Audit Program Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) audit. The audit clearly showed that China had in place a comprehensive civil aviation security legislation framework and regulatory system, which complied with the requirements set forth in ICAO Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention. Karen Zadoyan, the Chief of the ICAO Security Audit …

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ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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