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ICAO to conduct a third security audit on Kenya airport

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be conducting a security audit on Kenya’s primary airport, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to determine its safety standards. The said audit will be happening during the last week of November, to determine the airport’s capability in safety oversight. The evaluation comes at a time when flagship carrier Kenya Airways is only a couple of steps away from accomplishing direct flight standards of …

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Nigerian CAA certifies Murtala Muahmmed International Airport

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has certified Nigeria’s busiest airport – the Murtala Muahmmed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos – after it found that it met global safety and security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). MMIA however, won’t be the last as three more are the follow in the coming weeks. These are the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Mallam Aminu Kano International …

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Qatar’s plans to boost air passenger traffic and sign more air transport agreements discussed

Qatar’s plans for better air passenger traffic and more destinations to fly to was a hot topic at a meeting between Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) Chairman Abdullah bin Nasser Turki al-Subaey and a team from Oxford Business Group (OBG). OBG’s representatives met with al-Subaey as work began on ‘The Report: Qatar 2017,’ the research and consultancy firm’s upcoming publication on the country’s economy. Al-Subaey was “confident on Qatar’s ability” …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand hopeful ICAO’s “red-flag” would be lifted soon

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) is brimming with hope that the “red-flag” status that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) slapped on the country would be soon lifted. The statement comes just days before the ICAO would touch down onto the Southeast Asian nation for a planned audit of the CAAT and its continuing efforts to address significant safety concerns raised by the aviation body. The UN aviation …

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Thailand halts international flights by several Thai airlines

Thailand’s authorities have suspended international flights of Thai carriers that have not been given new operator certificates by the country’s aviation regulator. The move would impact 12 airlines, which if combined, only have a market share of 2% and will have little effect on the Thailand’s tourism-powered economy, according to a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). Thailand’s aviation industry has been under a microscope after the …

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Turkmenistan and ICAO discuss further partnerships

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has met with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu to discuss the prospects of cooperation as part of the Turkmenistan’s national civil aviation development program for 2012-2030. Under the said program, new air hubs are built in the Turkmen capital and in regions of the country; the existing airports, terminals and infrastructure facilities are being reconstructed, which would help in the development of …

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Somalia and ICAO at odds over control of airspace

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has given the Federal Government of Somalia a tough choice over control of its airspace. The Air Navigation Bureau of the ICAO has established a contingency plan that is comprised of measure that would limit the flow of air traffic into the country, should Somalia regain control of its sovereign airspace. If airspace control is given to the Somali Civil Aviation Authority, the vertical …

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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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CAAT affirms ban on Thai airlines done in compliance with ICAO standards

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has confirmed that the ban on airlines that are yet to be certified for international flights, is a standard policy according to the ICAO standards. CAAT Director-General Chula Sukmanop relayed that the ban on certain airlines that are yet to pass evaluation tests for the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) to operate international flights effective from on September 1, 2017 is being done in …

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16 Thai airlines suspend operations after failing safety assessments

16 Thai airlines have stopped operations after failing safety and related regulatory assessments done by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). The development means the affected airlines will need to get new Air Operator’s Certificates (AOCs), in order to resume flights as authorities strive to enforce more stringent measures in compliance with requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The ICAO is set to send delegates to take …

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