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Qatar and EASA sign Memorandum of Understanding in Civil Aviation Safety

Qatar and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have penned a Memorandum of Understanding in the civil aviation sector. The agreement was signed at the EASA headquarters located in Cologne, Germany. The MoU, which bore the signatures of the Chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al Subaey and EASA’s Executive Director, Patrick Ky is geared to improve cooperation and the exchange of experiences in all …

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Members of European Parliament urge European Commission to ensure enforcement of air passenger rights

Members of European Parliament (MEPs) are set to question the European Commission on the massive cancellation of flights and the subsequent enforcement of regulations on air passenger rights. European Law states that passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to reimbursement, rerouting or return. However, Dublin-based Ryanair faltered in that regard after failing to inform customers of their rights, doing so only after a threat of legal action was …

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Massive UK peacetime repatriation underway after staggering collapse of Monarch Airlines

The UK’s biggest repatriation in a peacetime era is being undertaken following the collapse of Monarch Airlines, with 110,000 customers being brought home of chartered planes and 750,000 more being informed that their flights have been cancelled. The announcement that Britain’s longest-running carrier had been placed into administration resulted in a lot of passengers arriving in airports, not knowing that their flights had been cancelled, leaving their holiday plans in …

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IATA calls for lower taxes and airport charges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for reduction in taxes and airports’ charges as it believes that it could deny passengers the benefits of inexpensive air travel in the next decade. According to an IATA study, airports all over the world have raised charges and taxes in the last few years. Data shows that international air travelers departing from 13 airports in Africa have to pay anywhere between …

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Airlines for Europe joins call for changes to European aviation laws

Lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) has joined lawmakers in calls for changes to European airport charges, air traffic control and travel taxes. The move was made during a significant tourism conference that tackled the prospect of having more than one billion passengers arrive in Europe this year. A4E Managing Director Thomas Reynaert reiterated his organization’s support for the cause, saying, “A4E supports the first priority of the European Commission …

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European Aviation Safety Agency bans 83 airlines due to safety shortcomings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has barred 83 airlines from five different African nations from flying to Europe because of weak control and oversight capacity. Blacklisted are carriers from Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Another nine companies from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Rwanda and Korea were also prohibited from flying to Europe for severe shortcomings in safety regulations. Although not many of the …

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ICAO expresses appreciation for European organizations it works with

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu extended the United Nation aviation agency’s profound appreciation for the numerous regional organizations it works within Europe during a keynote address at the 66th Special Meeting of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). Liu put the spotlight on a number of current and rising issues for the civil aviation sector of Europe and the global …

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Airlines for Europe calls for solution to escalating air traffic control delays

Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called the attention of Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs) regarding rising air traffic control delays. The lobbying group reported that insufficient planning of air traffic control (ATC) resources, along with capacity constraints, has resulted in two million minutes of delays in July—a rise of 12% on the figure for 2016 and 35% more than in 2015. The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), which …

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Singapore extends cooperation agreement on airworthiness standards to U.S. and Europe

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) recently increased its number of international cooperative agreements, after agreeing to a Working Arrangement on Airworthiness Certification in partnership with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) with the FAA. The CAAS-EASA Working Arrangement holds roots from a Memorandum of Understanding signed in February 2012 and lays down procedures for each authority to validate and accept the other’s design …

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Directorate General of Aviation awards European EASA airport certificate to Brussels Airport

The Directorate General of Aviation (DGLV) has bestowed upon the Brussels Airport Company the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airport certificate, making it the very first airport in Belgium to receive such distinction. Airports are given an EASA airport certificate when the infrastructure and the operational aviation processes of the airport comply with the legal and regulatory safety requirements, and when the airport works in conjunction with a solid …

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