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Expanded Air Transport Agreement between Canada and Israel announced

Canada’s Minister of Transport Marc Garneau and Israel’s Minister of Transport and Intelligence, Israel Katz, announced that they have settled on an expanded air transport agreement for their two countries. The said pact would make way for chosen carriers to operate up to 19 passenger flights per week, a rise from the previous 12. The new rights under the expanded agreement can be immediately used by the airlines. Garneau publicized …

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Canada keen on helping Bangladesh improve aviation safety

Bangladesh has found an able ally in Canada, which has expressed its eagerness to assist Bangladesh in the certification of aircraft, and aviation safety and security. In addition, Canada is also willing to provide aircraft that is suitable with the weather in Bangladesh. Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Benoit Prefontaine, made the commitment during his meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal at the latter’s Secretariat office. …

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Canadian Transport Minister announces expanded Air Transport Agreements with several nations

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced the successful settlement of amended air transport agreements with the countries of Ethiopia, Cameroon, South Africa, Qatar and Morocco. The amended agreement with Ethiopia makes way for designated carriers to offer up to five flights per week. The new pact with Cameroon as well as amended agreements with South Africa and Qatar, on the other hand, facilitates the operation of code-sharing between Canada …

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Air passenger rights advocate sues Canadian Transportation Agency and Air Transat

Air passenger rights advocate Dr. Gábor Lukács has filed a lawsuit against the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) and Air Transat. This pertains to incidents in July 2017 when hundreds of passengers were left stranded on the tarmac for five hours, with little food, water and even air conditioning. The CTA uncovered that Air Transat had committed a total of 590 violations of Air Transportation Regulations, but curiously, slapped on just …

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Israel finalizes Air Transport Agreements with Chile, Uganda, Jordan

The delegation from Israel signed new Air Transport Agreements with numerous countries, making way for direct flights between them and the former. The new agreements were settled during the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation Event 2017 held last month in Sri Lanka. During the said event, Israel signed agreements with the U.K., Switzerland, Chile, South Africa, Vietnam, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Uganda and Jordan. A few …

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Canada: Hope for Senate approval of air passenger rights by Christmas dashed

Whatever hope Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau had of the air passenger rights bill getting approved by the Senate by Christmas, quickly got buried in a hearing marked by fierce rebukes and exchanges between the latter and a former Liberal party operative. The Liberals had been campaigning for the upper chamber to ratify a transportation bill that would pave the way for a new air passenger bill of rights. Transport …

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Canadian Transport Minister, Senators squabble over air passenger bill of rights delay

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau is feeling the heat from members of the Senate transport committee as they seek the culprit or cause for the delays in approving a bill to create an air passenger bill of rights. The Liberals have urged senators to ratify the bill by month’s end so an air passenger bill of rights could be finalized as early as next year. Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk says …

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Canada, EU in trade dispute over fees on aircraft exports

Canadian authorities have been toiling over the past few months to lower what they have deemed “excessive” fees charged on the country’s aerospace exports to Europe. Progress have not come easy as Canadian officials have had a hard time getting cooperation from their European counterparts. The dispute over fees charged by the European Aviation Safety Agency to certify Canadian aircraft and parts has its roots from the end of last …

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Canada: Public consultations on Transportation Modernization Act being readied

The Canadian Transportation Agency is preparing to launch an online consultation process after Bill C-49, otherwise known as the Transportation Modernization Act, is made into law. The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent regulator that is tasked with setting out rules and resolving issues relating to air, rail, and marine transportation. Its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Streiner, said the organization has plans to stage in-person, daylong consultations in …

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Nigeria and Canada sign Air Service Agreement to bolster flight operations between two countries

An Air Service Agreement has been signed between Nigeria and Canada in a bid to bolster mutually beneficial flight operations between the two countries. Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement after the federal executive meeting. He said that the new agreement would improve commerce, air connectivity and welcome a new direction where flights originating from Nigeria can directly connect with Canada. Should the comments of the Aviation …

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