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ICAO team in India to conduct security audit

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A four-man team from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) began its nine-day security audit of India’s aviation sector. The said audit will see the ICAO team review the regulatory framework and the civil aviation security system of the country. The audit, which is part of the UN agency’s Universal Security Audit Program, would last until March 15. The program seeks to encourage aviation security all throughout the globe through …

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Thailand preparing to revamp civil aviation standards

Thailand’s Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, recently said that a bill that would help implement the civil aviation standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) would be soon forwarded to the cabinet for ratification. The Transport Minister also indicated that the said bill would be comprised of “several changes” to the current regulations that govern civil aviation in the country, which include safety precautions in flight routing. “The changes …

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Nigeria: House of Representatives call for audit of commercial aircrafts to bolster air safety

Nigeria’s House of Representatives made a call for the investigation and the carrying out of a critical audit of all registered aircrafts in the country. This development came off the motion for the “Establishment of Technical and Operational Status of Nigerian Registered Commercial Aircrafts to Boost the Safety, Protection as well as Confidence of Passengers Flying the Nigerian Airspace” by Abubakar Amuda-Kannike G. Amuda-Kannike let his colleagues know that fulfillment …

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Vietnam accuses China of threatening regional air safety

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has charged China of endangering air safety with their unannounced flights through its airspace to a disputed reef in the South China Sea. The CAAV has issued a stern warning that the said flights would “threaten the safety of all flights in the region.” CAAV Director, Lai Xuan công chứng ở thanh xuân, announced that a protest letter has already been sent to …

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CORSIA on the horizon but many Bizav operators exempted

Many business aircraft operators from the United States would be exempted from the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) requirements. This was according to both NBAA and EBAA. CORSIA is designed to cap carbon dioxide emissions from foreign aviation operations at 2020 levels. International operators producing over 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year on flights between an estimated 74 participating …

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Nigeria: FAAN calls for synergy among security agencies across airports

The Director of Aviation Security of the Federal Airports Authority of a Nigeria (FAAN), Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd), has called for cooperation between the various security agencies across all airports in the country to tackle the numerous security breach incidents. Sadiq stressed that sharing information is a foremost priority if they are to resolve the security issues. He added that no security agency can possibly work alone or …

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EASA includes “rulemaking cooldown” in Aviation Safety Plan

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) has included a “rulemaking cooldown” that reduces the number of regulatory opinions in a five-year span. Specifically, the plan states “Delivery of the number of [regulatory] opinions over the next five years has been reduced as compared to the previous years.” The EASA explained that the move is being done in part to focus on giving support on …

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Vanuatu looking to finalize Air Services Agreement with China

Talks for long haul flights between the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu and China remain on track. Vanuatu’s recently had talks with officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China during the Asia Pacific (APAC) Ministerial Conference and the nature of the discussions was described as “positive.” Director of Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV), Joseph Niel and the First Political Advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Utilities, …

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Nigeria: Delta yet to inform Accident Investigation Bureau regarding emergency landing

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) had yet to receive any information from Delta Airlines regarding the emergency landing its Atlanta-bound flight made earlier this week at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, declared that the airline’s action was a clear breach of Nigeria’s aviation laws and regulations. Delta Air Lines Flight 55 which was travelling from Lagos to Atlanta, took off at around 10.50 pm …

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Russia and Turkey signs agreement for mutual recognition of aircraft certificates

Russia and Turkey have signed a working agreement on aircraft worthiness that would help facilitate the procedures for the mutual recognition of aircraft certification documents. The agreement was signed by Alexander Neradko, the head of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), and Can Erel, the Deputy Director General of Turkey’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Russia and Turkey would now initiate what is being called a “favorable environment” for bilateral …

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