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Ghana: Bureau of Public Safety blames Ministry of Transport and GCAA for Starbow incident

The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) has made known their disdain for the incident at the Kotoka International Airport where a Starbow flight skidded off the runway and left one person hospitalized. The BPS blamed the incident on the Ministry of Transport and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The BPS said that the case only places the country a step closer to “witnessing a national disaster.” It says safety …

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Africa’s Airport Infrastructure, Taxation Take Spotlight at ICAO Forum

Industry experts at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) World Aviation Forum identified poor airport infrastructure, high taxation of airlines and non-liberalization of Africa’s airspace as key factors that hinder growth of air transport sector in Africa. Held for the first time outside of ICAO’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada, the event staged in the Nigerian capital of Abuja was themed “Financing the Development of Aviation Infrastructure.” The event gathered industry …

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ICAO, African nations, adopt aviation infrastructure plan

 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), its development partners and 54 African countries have adopted the Declaration and Plan of Action for Aviation Infrastructure Development in Africa. According to reports, the document entitled “The Abuja Declaration” was adopted during a high level meeting during the Third ICAO World Aviation Forum in Abuja. The said declaration would be sent to the Assembly of Heads of States and Government of the Member …

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IATA urges Philippine government to focus on developing airport infrastructure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the Philippine government to train its focus on addressing the more urgent matter of airport infrastructure rather than entertaining proposals to increase aviation taxes in the form of a tourism tax and Green Fee. “Aviation is vital to the Philippines. It supports 1.2 million jobs and US$9.2 billion in GDP…But the social and economic benefits of air transport are at risk if …

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Nigeria: Experts call for increase in flight size requirement before issuance of AOC

Aviation industry experts have urged the Federal Government to enforce a law requiring domestic airlines to have a minimum fleet size of 20 aircrafts before are given an Air Operators’ Certificate. The experts said that this would bolster operations and help entice more foreign investment. The proposal was made in a communiqué that was given at the conclusion of the Aviation Roundtable. “We urgently call for regulatory consolidation process that …

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ICAO finishes audit of India’s aviation sector

The United Nations aviation watchdog, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), just recently finished its audit of India’s aviation sector. Initial feedback also indicated that the ICAO was “satisfied” with the regulatory mechanism, the government said. The five-man ICAO audit team was in India from November 6 to the 16th to conduct its universal safety oversight audit program. The team took a closer look in six various areas, The team …

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Sri Lanka to sign open skies agreements with 20 nations in bid to liberalize aviation industry

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Sri Lanka bared plans to sign open skies bilateral air service agreements with 20 strategically-located countries and examine current airport taxes, with the goals of liberalizing the aviation industry and increasing tourism arrivals. Sri Lanka CAA’s Director General and CEO, H. M. C. Nimalsiri, said that CAA plans to sign open skies agreements with countries such as Singapore, India, UAE, UK, Turkey and The …

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IATA pushes for countries to quickly adopt Global Aviation Security Plan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging countries to adopt the very first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) to remain a step ahead of the various threats to flying. The plan was established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following a word of caution made by IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac that almost half of countries have not introduced fundamental aviation security measures. “Flying …

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ICAO Council backs new Global Aviation Security Plan

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) moved closer to endorsing the pioneering Global Aviation Security Plan to enhance international coordination, response, and planning to respond to threats to civil aviation passengers, cargo, aircraft and facilities. “This new strategic document will assist ICAO Member States in their aviation security coordination with other States and applicable security agencies, as well as helping to nurture security cultures and capabilities, place greater focus on …

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Aviation experts looking for smarter, more stringent aviation policies for Africa

Aviation experts from across the African continent and beyond, are looking for smarter and more stern aviation policies that would help facilitate the growth of the airline industry in the region. The delegates were part of the opening of the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) for African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and its summit at the Rwandan capital of Kigali. The AGA and the summit is the biggest air transport gathering …

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