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Nepal and France sign MoU for technical cooperation in civil aviation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the International Cooperation of DGAC France to extend technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation between the two countries. CAAN Director General Sanjiv Gautam and DGAC Director of International Cooperation Betrand De-Lacombe signed the MoU during a ceremony at the CAAN office. The MoU will be in effect for the next four …

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ICAO and Nepal work together to address Significant Safety Concern

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has successfully collaborated with Nepal to resolve a Significant Safety Concern (SSC) in the Asia-Pacific state after a comprehensive multilateral assistance effort organized under the UN agency’s No Country Left Behind initiative. The aircraft operations SSC was uncovered during a Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP) mission that was conducted by ICAO. Nepal was given precedence for technical assistance by the ICAO Aviation Safety …

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Nepal and Australia close to signing Air Services Agreement

Nepal and Australia have made significant strides and are getting nearer to signing the first bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA), as Nepal Airlines is raring to start operations to the Land Down Under after acquiring new long-range planes. Nepal’s Civil Aviation Ministry officials bared Australian officials had responded positively to the proposal, and sent its response on the draft ASA prepared by Nepal. “We are preparing to send our views …

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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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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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ICAO audit team arrives in Nepal

A two-member audit team of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) arrived in Nepal to take a closer look into the measures that are being undertaken by the country to tackle significant safety concerns (SSC) pertaining to operations and other facets of the civil aviation sector. An aviation watchdog under the auspices of the United Nations, the ICAO has been taking watch over Nepal’s oversight proficiencies through their Coordinated Validation …

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Nepal Civil Aviation Ministry preparing to begin flights to Australia, Cambodia

Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation is doing homework to begin air services with Australia and Cambodia. Joint Secretary at the Ministry, Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane, said that talks were going on with the representatives of both countries to sign agreements for direct flights there. So far, Nepal has signed Air Services Agreements with only 38 countries. Nepal could not give continuity to the international flights in many destinations …

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Nepal moves to remove airline ban from EU

The Nepali government has submitted documents to the European Union confirming the air safety improvements that they have made in the hopes of getting Nepali airlines, removed from the blacklist of the European Commission. The documents were prepared by the Tourism Ministry and were subsequently handed to Rensje Teerink, the European Union Ambassador to Nepal, by Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi. Nepal is looking to have the blanket ban placed on …

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Nepal urges EU to lift airline ban

Nepal has asked the European Union (EU) to lift the ban that was imposed on their airline carriers from operating in European airspace. Nepal’s Foreign Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat requested this to European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker in a meeting that was held at the latter’s office in Brussels. Back in December of 2013, The EU banned all airlines based in Nepal from flying in the 28-nation bloc …

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Airports Authority of India set to discuss open skies policy with Nepal counterpart

Indian airport authorities have reached out to its counterparts in Nepal regarding its proposed joint technical committee meeting which can pave the way for the agreement of an open skies policy between the two countries. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has written to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) last week to convey its availability for the said meeting which was earlier slated for early February in Kolkata. …

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