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Egypt ready to sign aviation security protocol with Russia

Russia’s Head of the Ministry of Transport Maxim Sokolov divulged that Egypt has expressed their readiness to sign a protocol on aviation security with their country. When officials of both countries sign the documents, flights between Moscow and Cairo may be resumed after they were suspended in light of the terrorist attack to a Russian aircraft back in November 2015. “To open an air service in any of the directions, …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin admits they are keen on restoring aviation ties with Egypt

Russia is eager to resume aviation ties with Egypt but recognizes safety as a crucial priority, said President Vladimir Putin after the BRICS summit. “As for aviation service, we are very keen to fully restore flights with Egypt. We have agreed that our respective security services and transport departments providing flights safety should continue their work. We have to be totally confident of our citizens’ safety,” said Putin at the …

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Egypt and Vietnam fast-track cooperation in transportation sector development

Vietnam’s Minister of Transport Trương Quang Nghĩa stressed on the significance of a potential bilateral cooperation between his country and Egypt, in the development of the transportation sector, especially in aviation. Nghĩa met with Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr and the President of Suez Canal Special Economic Zone, Mahab Manish. Nghĩa conveyed appreciation for the Egyptian Minister’s concerted efforts to hasten cooperation between the two countries. …

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ICAO President praises security and safety protocol at Egypt airports

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu commended the Egyptian airports’ security and safety procedures that were in compliance with international standards. Aliu met with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and lauded the role played by the Egyptian authorities in the technical training field. During the meeting, Ismail harped on the significance of Egypt’s readiness to provide its proficiency in the field of civil aviation through its advanced …

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ICAO holds extraordinary session to address complaint by Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council held an extraordinary session to tackle a complaint by Qatar, in accordance with article 54 of the council convention. Present at the said meeting were delegations from Saudi Arabia, which was headed by the President of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdul Hakim Bin Mohammed Al Tamimi; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Qatar was also present and was represented …

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Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation allocates emergency air corridors for Qatari planes

The four Arab states that have cut off ties with Qatar have allowed Qatari planes the use of air corridors in case of emergencies. The General Authority of Civil Aviation announced the provision after it was given approval by the Civil Aviation Authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain for use by Qatari companies as applicable in situations of closure of regional airspaces. “This procedure confirms our commitment …

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Russian Ministry of Transport sends delegates to inspect security measures at Egyptian airports

The Russian Ministry of Transport have sent security experts to Cairo to inspect the latest security developments at Egyptian airports, specifically Terminal 2 at Cairo Airport, and the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation was made aware of the visit through a correspondence sent by Russian officials. The move was considered to be a positive step for Russia especially after talks of suspension in …

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ICAO praises Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt for air safety measures

The Board of the International Civil Aviation Organization has sung praises for Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt for its air navigation safety measures. ICAO’s Middle East Regional Office Director Mohammed Rahma said that they worked together with the countries that announced they were severing ties with Qatar, and immediately activated the contingency plan set forth in Annex XI to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago, 1944). Rahma made …

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Arab delegation briefs ICAO on measures taken regarding Qatar

Representatives from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt met with high-ranking officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization to discuss measures taken by their aviation authorities regarding Qatar. The measures come from the countries’ sovereign rights under international law and conform to UN Security Council resolutions 2309 and 1373, relating to counter-terrorism and respecting the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Saudi Transport Minister Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, Bahraini Transport Minister …

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Qatar Airways Middle East landing & airspace restrictions; wider ramifications for global aviation

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/qatar-airways-middle-eastlanding–airspace-restrictions-wider-ramifications-for-global-aviation-348493 For much of this decade, Middle East aviation has been besieged by external events throwing markets in disarray. Now there is a dispute of internal making. Four countries – Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – are cutting ties with Qatar for political reasons. Local flights are being cancelled while Saudi Arabia has shut its airspace to overflights from Qatar Airways. Saudi is not a signatory to the …

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