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Asian carriers ask United States to implement ICAO safety standards

Asia’s airline leaders have called for the effective application of International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) global standards and controls in lieu of unilateral moves that could cause unnecessary interference to operations. This, as the United States launched its enhanced security screening for inbound international flights. The call came from delegates of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents in Taipei. The U.S. has formulated updated measures—which includes …

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Laptop and tablet ban in checked baggage could be implemented soon

Laptops and tablets could be barred from being placed inside the cargo hold if civil aviation officials ratify a proposal that alleges that electronic devices placed inside the said section pose a fire hazard. At a gathering organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the global airline community is being presented with the results of an investigation that was undertaken by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that …

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ICAO Secretary General lauds progress in aviation safety made by Middle East

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu praised the improvements made by the Middle East with regards to aviation safety. Speaking from the gathering of aviation leaders from all over the world in Muscat, Oman, Liu lauded the region’s immense growth: “The ICAO Middle East (MID) region has been the fastest growing region for passenger and cargo traffic since 2011, and airlines here have posted double-digit passenger …

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EU MEPs support new bearing for taxing aviation emissions

Members of the European Parliament have initially consented to proceed with the aviation industry’s existing treatment under the EU’s emissions trading scheme to make way for the development of a new industry-specific carbon tax agreement. The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was established in 2005 to help encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at EU level. It is a “cap and trade” system with a cap or limit on …

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Thai Airways intends to return to United States market after safety upgrade

Thai Airways International intends to return to the United States market after completing a United Nations safety upgrade of its aviation sector bolstered the odds of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following suit. The carrier is keen on adding flights to America in 2018 if the FAA endorses Thailand to its top safety pro, said Krittaphon Chantalitanon, Vice-President of Alliances and Commercial strategy. He mentioned that the airline would add …

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ICAO Secretary General calls for better cooperation to tackle safety issues in Europe and North Atlantic region

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu pointed out the need for improved cooperation to tackle safety issues in the Europe and North Atlantic (EURNAT) Region, an area that covers 56 countries stretching from Greenland to Kamchatka. Speaking from the ICAO Regional Safety Management Symposium in Tallinn, Estonia, Liu shared: “The average effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) by EURNAT States is approximately 75%, which …

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ICAO President visits Mauritius to discuss mutual civil aviation matters

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu paid a visit to Mauritius to attend the 27th Airports Council International Africa/World Conference. There, the ICAO boss had bilateral talks with Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Civil Service Nayen Koomar Ballah, to discuss mutual civil aviation issues. Aliu stressed the significance of civil aviation as an …

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ICAO agrees to new strategy on use of sustainable fuels

Members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have ratified a new strategy that tackles the aviation industry’s use of sustainable fuels. The new 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels is designed to guarantee that the traditional jet fuels will be substituted with sustainable options to a large percentage by the year 2050. Extensive talks tackling the vision were held and formalized in the recently concluded second ICAO Conference on …

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ICAO declares Greek airports to be safe

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, has declared Greece’s airports to be absolutely safe. The ICAO boss made the bold comments during a meeting with Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos in Athens. Liu described the results of a recent security check of the said airports to be excellent. The two officials also examined the possibility of an international partnership in civil aviation with a focus on the …

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ICAO certifies Bangladesh’s aviation safety standard compliance

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently certified Bangladesh’s score of 77.46% for effective implementation of aviation safety standard compliance. The development was met with great elation by officials at the Bangladesh Aviation Authority with one official, who had asked for anonymity saying, “It’s an extraordinary achievement for Bangladesh and for the first time in Bangladesh history.” The six-member team from ICAO conducted the audit back in September and came …

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