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New ICAO SAM Plan to facilitate South American air transport development

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu emphasized that the new ICAO South American (SAM) Plan would be their strategic resource for the integration of air transport development in the coming years. The plan would also help create conditions that would help facilitate aviation connectivity on the continent. “South America’s civil aviation sector has been expanding two times as quickly as its GDP in recent years, …

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India: DGCA eases regulation on private jet international operations

India’s civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), announced that certified private jet operators need not their approval to go on international flights. This development pushed forward after the DGCA made some amendments to the previous regulations. The amendments would take effect on December 15, 2017. “Indian aircraft operators approved or authorized to undertake international operations shall not be required to obtain prior permission from DGCA for …

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European Commission asks Nepal’s CAA to shed light on steps being taken to address safety issues

The European Commission (EC) has issued an invitation to officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to Brussels, Belgium next month to shed light on the steps they have taken to address safety issues. The invitation comes less than a week after the EC handed down a decision to uphold the ban on Nepali carriers. Last week, the EC released an updated European Union air safety list of …

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Sri Lanka and United States amend Open Skies Agreement

Sri Lanka and the United States inked an agreement to amend the US-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably. The US Embassy made the announcement. Signing the agreement were US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap and Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary G. S. Withanage. The Embassy announced that the amendment bolsters worldwide express delivery cargo networks, improves …

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Sri Lanka remains devoted to controls on air transportation liberalization

Sri Lanka is still committed to controls on actions to liberalize air transportation in the country even as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) international conference in Colombo looks to augment the application of open skies throughout its member countries. Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that despite the cutback of state’s control on air transport, often called as liberalization or de-regulation, there is a need to protect the …

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ICAO and partners finalize Global Runway Safety Action Plan

The International Civil Aviation Organization would be meeting with its global runway safety partnering organizations in Lima, Peru to pursue the finalization of the new Global Runway Safety Action Plan. ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized runway safety during the 2017 ICAO Global Runway Safety Symposium, saying, “Runway safety has been a global aviation priority for more than 15 years, and this new action plan is an important outcome …

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European Commission continues ban on Nepali airlines

The European Commission (EC) would continue to impose a ban on Nepali airlines through an updated “EU safety list.” This is the list of non-European airlines that have not met the international safety standards and would be subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The original ban – that kept Nepali carriers from flying into the 28-nation bloc – was handed down in December 2013. …

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Uganda: Proposed amendment to CAA Act to Support Aviation Growth

State Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire has urged the Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Infrastructure Committee to back a proposed amendment of the Civil Aviation Act 2017 CAP354 to foster growth of the aviation industry by enticing more airlines into Uganda. “The Bill will enable Uganda remain up-to-date with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standard and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and comply with global uniformity for a safe, secure …

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Aviation associations appeal to Dutch Government to not proceed with taxation policy

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and other leading industry organizations have appealed to the Dutch government to not move forward with its planned taxation policy. In a joint letter sent to the Minister of Finance, the group highlighted several crucial issues in relation to this proposal including the negative effect it would have on the Dutch economy, the inefficiency of such forms of taxation and contradictions with accepted international …

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IATA against provisions in US tax reforms

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) voiced out its disapproval to amendments of provisions in United States tax reform, that seek to tax any foreign air carrier whose home country does not have an income tax treaty with the US and has fewer than two arrivals and departures per week from major US airlines. The changes are backed in the Isakson Provision in the Chairman’s Modification to the Chairman’s Mark …

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