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US FAA revalidates Nigeria’s Category 1 Safety Status

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently revalidated Nigeria’s Category 1 Safety Status eight years after it was first issued. The safety status of the African nation was revalidated just a few months after a successful audit was conducted of the Nigeria’s aviation industry. A high-ranking official from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) confirmed the said development, saying that a letter was sent to the NCAA, informing them …

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IATA imposes smart luggage ban

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it would be imposing a ban on smart luggage, claiming that it might not be safe. IATA pointed to the lithium batteries as a potential hazard, a point of contention that has been around for several years now. Back in 2016, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because of fears that its battery might combust. …

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Vietnam Airlines facing fierce competition on direct route to United States

The national carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, is getting ready to launch the first direct route between Vietnam and the United States this year. Though nothing has been set in stone, reports indicate that the destination would be either Los Angeles or San Francisco. But Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), Vo Huy Cuong, says that they are facing a multitude of challenges, especially with the …

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Thailand seeking to get air safety rating upgraded by the U.S. FAA

Thailand is aiming to get its air safety rating raised by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the month of March. The country’s Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith made the goal public after the FAA downgraded their rating back in December 2015. Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was downgraded to Category 2 after it fell short of the standards set by the FAA. “We aim to be restored …

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US Federal Aviation Administration presses UK over future standing as key safety body

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta flew to London to meet with British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling before moving on to meetings with European Union officials in Belgium. He shared that he was there to “bring a level of urgency” to the UK’s discussions over what safety standards it would implement for the manufacturing of aviation products and aircraft maintenance. The FAA has accepted the competency of UK companies because …

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ICAO considering large electronics ban on checked luggage

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is thinking about changing its dangerous goods regulation to ban large electronic devices from checked-in baggage after tests made by United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Safety Branch on potential fire risks from laptops yielded “troubling” findings. The findings of the FAA’s testing that was conducted during the summer, were included in a brief that was forwarded during a meeting of ICAO’s Dangerous …

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US Feds push for airlines to prohibit laptops in checked luggage

The United States government is pushing the global airline community to prohibit personal electronic devices the size of laptops from checked-in baggage to mitigate the risk of a catastrophic fire. In a paper submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), tests showed that a laptop’s lithium-ion battery overheats in close contact to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion that can …

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EASA and FAA make certification processes easier

Simpler certifications are on the horizon after Europe’s air transport regulator, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and its counterpart in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), updated their aviation safety agreement. The EASA and the FAA already have a mutual agreement being implemented, under which aircraft certifications given by one authority are acknowledged and validated by the other. “The new technical implementation procedures (TIP) revision will permit …

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