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Sri Lanka and United States amend Open Skies Agreement

Sri Lanka and the United States inked an agreement to amend the US-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably. The US Embassy made the announcement. Signing the agreement were US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap and Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary G. S. Withanage. The Embassy announced that the amendment bolsters worldwide express delivery cargo networks, improves …

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AFRAA and TIACA to collaborate on air cargo development in Africa

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are working together for the development of air cargo on the African continent. The deal states the TIACA would work with the 40 members of AFRAA to improve air cargo safety and security, and urge the members to deeply accept digitization. It will also provide new training directives with the goal of supporting the rapidly developing air cargo …

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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Dutch authorities scramble to resolve row with Russia over landing slots

Dutch aviation officials are looking for an amicable solution to a row with Russia over landing slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, Moscow has indicated they would close Russian air space to Dutch aircrafts after the reduction of landing slots available to Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo at Europe’s third-busiest airport following Schiphol’s half-yearly reallocation last week. Should the move push through, it would mainly …

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IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program launched in Canada

The new IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) has been launched in Canada and will soon be rolled out all over the world as it replaces the current Cargo Agency Program. A new IATA-FIATA Governance Board (IFGB) has been created to oversee the program, which offers a framework of industry standards that are applicable and in line with best practices and safety regulations. Existing Cargo Agency Program members will join …

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Africa seeking more signatures to finally launch single air transport market

Only 20 out of 55 countries have backed the creation of an African single air transport market, thereby pushing the launch to January of next year. The African Union (AU) however, is hopeful that by then, over 40 more countries would finally sign. AU Head of the Transport and Tourism Division David Kajange said, “Single air transport market is one of the goals of AU’s Agenda 2063, aiming to connect …

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