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Kuwait’s DGCA signs air services contracts during ICAO ICAN 2017

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) signed contracts with several countries during the 10th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event or ICAN 2017. During the said gathering that was held in the Sri Lankan commercial capital of Colombo, DGCA’s President, Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah discussed improving bilateral cooperation in the aviation industry with Sri Lankan Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala. Additionally, the Kuwaiti delegation led …

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Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister off to Russia to finalize air security protocol

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi is headed to the Russian capital of Moscow to work on the procedures essential for the resumption of direct flights between Russia and Egypt. The Ministry’s Spokesman, Bassem Sami, disclosed this to the public. “On Thursday morning, the minister will fly to Moscow for finalizing procedures to resume air communications between the two states,” he said. “The visit will last two days, until Saturday. …

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UAE’s GCAA signs several MoUs during ICAO conference

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) disclosed that it has signed numerous Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brazil, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Nigeria, and the UK, during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) conference. According to the UAE’s civil aviation regulator, a delegation graced the said gathering and inked agreements with Switzerland and Ghana. 77 countries attended the ICAO conference and discussed the organization of air transportation’s policies.

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India and Poland sign MoU for civil aviation cooperation

India and Poland have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in civil aviation. The five-year pact sets out to bring the two countries to recognize the mutual benefits of cooperation especially in improving regional air connectivity in India. The deal would also see the two nations recognizing the benefits of environmental testing and approvals for flight simulators, aircraft maintenance facilities, maintenance personnel and aircrew members. The partnership would …

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Tunisia and EU agree to Open Skies Memorandum of consultation

Representatives from the Tunisian government and a delegation from the European Union gathered to discuss the Euro-Mediterranean agreement on services between the two parties. The meeting concluded with the two delegations finalizing the discussions on the said agreement and agreeing to submit its text to their respective authorities for ratification before it is implemented in accordance with the constitutional procedures of each party. Kamel Miled of the Tunisian delegation, and …

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Egypt and Russia discussing return of Russian aviation to Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed ways on how to hasten the steps needed to resume direct passenger flights between their two nations. Putin’s visit to the country has sparked hopes, especially for those in the tourism sector that a major breakthrough in returning Russian aviation and tourists to Egypt might be possible. The return of Russian tourism is a high priority for Sisi during Putin’s …

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EU, China finalize new aviation agreements for certification standardization and liberalization

The European Commission and China have finalized the following agreements that would help facilitate market access: European Commission and China concluded (08-Dec-2017) the following agreements aiming to facilitate market access: Bilateral Civil Aviation Safety Agreement: Will take away the needless duplication of evaluation and certification activities for aeronautical products by the civil aviation authorities, therefore lowering costs. The initialing of the agreement will also advance ongoing certification processes for European …

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Nigeria signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with UAE

Nigeria has settled with the United Arab Emirates for a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA). It also declared that a homegrown airline had been authorized to operate from Nigeria to Dubai. The agreement between the two nations was signed in Sri Lanka, with the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, signing for the Nigerian Federal Government. Sirika publicized the huge development for the country’s aviation industry on Twitter. The …

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Britain signs Open Skies Agreement with China

Britain has signed an Open Skies Agreement with China, in a landmark deal that Ministers say is the first of a numerous pacts that seeks to bolster trade and tourism post Brexit. The frequency of flights from the UK to China would be rising by 50%, to 150 per week. A huge expansion of routes from regional aviation hubs is also set to aid cities located outside of London. British …

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Bahamas signs Air Services Agreements with Qatar, Australia and Finland

The Bahamas has inked Air Services Agreements with Qatar, Australia and Finland. This development raises the number of agreements the Bahamas has with other countries, to 11. Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar shared that the latest pacts were initialed during the 10th session of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Air Services Negotiation event (ICAN 2017). ICAN offers countries with a common ground to discuss and finalize multiple bilateral air …

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