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ICAO holds extraordinary session to address complaint by Qatar

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council held an extraordinary session to tackle a complaint by Qatar, in accordance with article 54 of the council convention. Present at the said meeting were delegations from Saudi Arabia, which was headed by the President of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdul Hakim Bin Mohammed Al Tamimi; the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Qatar was also present and was represented …

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Nigeria’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport to be upgraded after certification

Murtala Muhammed International Airport is set to be certified by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) after the validation of its safety standard by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The development comes after the Federal Airports Authority of Nigerian (FAAN) met all the conditions for the certification. Nigeria has the highest passenger traffic in West and Central Africa and ought to operate as a hub of the sub-regions. However, …

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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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ICAO finds no security concerns in Thailand’s aviation sector

  The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) evaluation of Thailand’s aviation sector has uncovered no security concerns. However, ICAO has issued a list containing 49 recommendations for improvement. According to the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), Chula Sukmanop, an ICAO evaluation of Thailand’s public flight sector under the Universal Security Audit Program Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) program took place earlier this month. It eventually found no …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal moves to remove country from EU aviation safety blacklist

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has begun the process to remove their country’s aviation sector from the aviation safety blacklist of the European Union. The development comes on the heels of Nepal getting taken off the significant safety concern (SSC) list of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The ICAO imposed the SSC on the Nepali aviation sector back in 2013 but lifted it last week. CAAN Director …

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ICAO President expresses concern over non-certification of African airports

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President, Dr. Olumuyiwa Aliu is concerned over the lack of certification of African airports. Aliu remarked that he was bothered that African countries might not be making enough of an effort to pursue the certification of their airports in conjunction of global standards. Some requirements that airports must have before they are certified are: adequate fire cover; efficient airspace communication infrastructure; a water hydrant; fire …

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Mozambique Transport Minister calls for international standards to be met

Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita has urged the regulatory body for aviation, the Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority (IACM), to see to it that international standards are upheld to prevent a repetition of the occurrence where the country’s airlines were prohibited from entering the airspace of the European Union. Back in 2011, Mozambique was placed on the European Union blacklist after the IACM was accused of not meeting EU standards. The country …

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Nepal passes safety audit conducted by ICAO

Nepal has passed a safety audit that was conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) made the announcement after ICAO informed them that the “significant safety concern” (SSC) issued to Nepal back in July 2013 had been resolved. The CAAN also announced that the SSD validation committee meeting that was recently held at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada, has decided to …

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India’s DGCA preparing for ICAO safety oversight

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the safety oversight audit that would be carried out by the United Nations body, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) this November. The aviation regulator is taking every precautionary step possible to ensure that the debacle that was the 2012 audit would not happen again. ICAO had raised safety concerns about India’s aviation system …

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Singapore: “Safe and secure” air travel must be given top priority

With terrorism sowing fear to air passengers across the globe, more emphasis must be placed on ensuring “safe and secure” air travel for passengers, said Singapore’s Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng. Aviation security has to be given top billing even as the aviation sector prepares for growth with Airbus and Boeing forecasting a 4% rise each year in air traffic. “We will have …

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