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IATA calls for bolstering of aviation security in four areas

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed for aviation security to be bolstered by addressing four key areas namely closer government-to-government cooperation to eliminate the long-term challenges of extraterritorial measures, the universal application of global standards, better information-sharing among governments and with industry, and the efficient implementation of new and existing technology capabilities. “Governments and the industry are partners in aviation security. Airlines have operational know-how. Governments have the …

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Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand planning to issue AOLs to two new airlines

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand is planning to grant air operating licenses (AOL) to two new carriers after the red flag that was slapped on by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over the country’s aviation problems, was lifted last month. Thailand is now set to expand its aviation industry, which came under intense scrutiny after it was red-flagged in June of 2015 by the ICAO for its failure …

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EASA emission regulations inch closer to being established

Regulations that would establish updated European-built jet aircraft CO2 emissions standards endorsed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have moved forward with the recent publication of an EASA Opinion. The Opinion clarifies how and the reasons behind the adoption of the emissions requirement rulemaking the agency proposed earlier this year. These rules would be the initial salvo of the ICAO recommended global standards for CO2 aircraft emissions that would …

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Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to issue safety and security certificate to Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja is going to be issued its safety and security certificate by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), 15 years after its opening. Sources say that Nigeria’s aviation regulatory authority has given the said airports passing marks in security, safety and equipment, which paved the way for the upcoming certification, that began back in 2014. The regulatory agency was satisfied with several manuals forwarded …

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Thai VietJet Air’s expansion to push through

Thai VietJet Air’s expansion plans are about to take off after the removal of the red flag on Thailand’s aviation safety. A Thai offshoot of the Vietnamese low-cost carrier group, VietJet Air’s growth plan would soon start after the completion of its license re-certification by Thai authorities. TVJA Chief Executive Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh revealed an aggressive campaign that includes expansion of international network, fleet expansion and increasing passenger volumes. …

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Philippines: Airline groups protest government plans for increased regulation of aviation sector

The Philippine government’s planned moves to increase regulation of the aviation sector were met with criticism from international airline groups. In particular, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) waxed hot over a proposal by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to cap airfares. “We are against this measure. The prices should be driven by market forces,” said IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. “Putting caps is the best way …

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Europe refuses to give ICAO a blank cheque with aviation carbon scheme

By transportenvironment.org Flights to and from Europe are set to be excluded from the EU emissions trading system (ETS) until the end of 2023 after a provisional agreement was reached between MEPs, governments and the European Commission. Meanwhile, for the first time there will be a cap on European aviation emissions, which would be progressively reduced from 2021. T&E said that this is very important since the question now shifts from …

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ICAO considering large electronics ban on checked luggage

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is thinking about changing its dangerous goods regulation to ban large electronic devices from checked-in baggage after tests made by United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Safety Branch on potential fire risks from laptops yielded “troubling” findings. The findings of the FAA’s testing that was conducted during the summer, were included in a brief that was forwarded during a meeting of ICAO’s Dangerous …

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Transport Canada plans to stop assessing pilots, gives responsibility to operators

Corresponding documents indicate that Transport Canada made the call back in May when the House of Commons transport committee was evaluating aviation safety and recommended more on-site inspections instead of paper audits. A risk assessment document and an internal communication from Transport Canada’s Director of National Operations for Civil Aviation were acquired under an access to information bid made by the Canadian Federal Pilots Association—the bargaining agent for about 450 …

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IATA argues against Japanese departure tax or air travellers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is opposing a proposal by the Japanese government to impose a departure tax on air passengers. The tax, which would range between JPY1000-2000 per passenger ($9-18), would be utilized to fund tourism plans, the government explained. However, the IATA argued that applying tax would essentially hurt the country’s tourism growth. Japan is estimated to attract 40 million visitors to the country by 2020, and …

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