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UK Aviation Minister stresses significance of air travel safety

Even though the ban on travellers bringing portable electronic devices onto flights is being progressively lifted, Britain declared that it would not waver in bringing it back if the need arose. “This is an escalating arms race with people who will do us damage,” said Britain’s Aviation Minister Martin Callanan. Callanan made the announcement during his recent visit to Singapore as part of his first official overseas trip since being …

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Qatar Airways Chief Akbar Al Baker elected Chairman of IATA’s Board of Directors

Qatar’s recent squabbles with its neighboring countries did not prevent the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from electing Qatar Airways Group Chief Akbar Al Baker as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG). The rotating one-year term will start at the end of IATA’s Annual General Meeting in 2018 in Sydney, Australia and would remain until it concludes during the 2019 AGM. Al Baker will succeed current IATA …

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Air transport groups call on EU to address widespread delays after regulatory changes

Numerous air transport organizations have urged the European Union, in a letter they sent to the European Council of Ministers, to implement measures that would lessen widespread delays after recent regulatory changes. According to the letter, delays have risen at an alarming rate after the implementation of a regulation that sought to increase security for flights departing the EU. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airlines for Europe, the Airlines …

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Thailand ratifies global treaty for protection of passengers

A long seven-year process has ended on a positive note as Thailand has approved an international treaty that will halt the “liability lottery” that passengers, shippers and airlines currently face. Earlier this month, Thailand became the 127th and latest party to apply the Montreal Convention of 1999 (MC99), which provides passengers and airlines a collective set of rules, which bring simplicity and reduce the chances of long and complex litigation …

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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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IATA urges Africa to invest in airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appealed to Africa to commit more resources to developing airport infrastructure, which would help improve air safety. The global regulator also pushed for African authorities to invest more in the training of technical aviation personnel to improve the quality of industry knowledge and expertise. The IATA stated that the growth and development of air transportation on the continent relied on the improvement of human …

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Thousands of jobs can be created in Nigeria – IATA

Thousands of jobs can be created in Nigeria if the country take full advantage of the benefits offered by its growing aviation industry, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA has taken note of the sharp rise in business confidence in Nigeria and the subsequent economic growth in the region. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa and Middle East, Muhammad Ali Albakris, had this to say in speech that was …

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IATA urges Venezuela to respect global aviation standards

The International Air Transport Association implored Venezuelan authorities to defer to global standards to guarantee the competitiveness and sustainability of air transport in the country. According to Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President of the Americas for IATA, Venezuela appears to be disconnecting itself, in terms of air connectivity, from the rest of the world. “Venezuela, unfortunately, is disconnecting itself from the world in terms of air connectivity. Like any country, …

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Slow air liberalization hindering development of African aviation – ICAO President

The snail’s pace application of the supposed-landmark Yamoussoukro Decision, or more popularly known as the liberalization of air transport in Africa, is acting as a deterrent to the development of African civil aviation, says the President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Bernard Aliu. Speaking from a summit held in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, Aliu lamented that nearly 20 years have passed since African states agreed …

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Australia’s aviation authorities sign MoU with IATA to access aviation safety audit reports

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has broadened the scope of its monitoring of foreign carriers to include safety audit data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Australia’s aviation safety watchdog has agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the airlines’ industry body to gain access to IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) reports “CASA will use the IOSA information to complement the existing oversight and surveillance of foreign airlines”, …

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