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IDEAS proposes “ASEAN Community Carrier”

Malaysian think tank IDEAS has proposed the concept of an “ASEAN Community Carrier.” The concept is for all ASEAN members to have a policy for airlines established, for the purpose of travel between ASEAN member countries, with no restriction of ownership and landing rights. “Asean grew through trade between member countries with the aviation industry playing a vital role in connecting between Asean member states. “In light of enhancing the …

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Netherlands: Schiphol Airport seeks to make it easier for cargo airlines to secure slots

Schiphol Airport’s slot coordination committee has forwarded a “local rule” proposal to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management that would make it easier for cargo airlines to nab slots at the Dutch aviation hub. Evofenedex, the Dutch shippers and logistics organization, disclosed that the airport’s operator, Schiphol Group, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam) submitted the proposal separately. The plan, which was green-lighted by a majority of …

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Nepal: Requirements for domestic airlines to operate international flights to be relaxed

Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation announced that work is underway to loosen up the requirements needed for domestic carriers’ license to operate flights to foreign countries. The development was kick started when Shree Airlines applied for a license to start international services. Under existing rules, domestic operators need to have five years of domestic flying experience and three aircraft in their fleet in order to qualify to …

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Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority to fine airlines for delayed flights

The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) is putting its foot down and is set to hand fines to carriers for delayed flights under a draft rule. According to ACAA Chief Mahmud Shah Habibi, the draft would soon be forwarded to the Council of Ministers for ratification. Habibi also announced a substantial 34% rise in ACAA income. In discussing the annual report of the ACAA, Habibi said that aviation-related income last …

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Canadian Transport Minister, Senators squabble over air passenger bill of rights delay

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau is feeling the heat from members of the Senate transport committee as they seek the culprit or cause for the delays in approving a bill to create an air passenger bill of rights. The Liberals have urged senators to ratify the bill by month’s end so an air passenger bill of rights could be finalized as early as next year. Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk says …

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Air Travel Fairness appeals to DOT to stop approval of airline antitrust immunity

The Air Travel Fairness, a traveler advocacy group based in the United States, has urged the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to rebuff any applications from airlines for either new or amended antitrust immunity (ATI) pacts between carriers. The group said that protections must first be implemented to shield consumers from the damage these cartel-like schemes inflict. Airlines with antitrust immunity are free to collaborate with each other on …

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Jamaica: Government to review 2007 National Transport Policy

The Jamaican government would be reviewing the country’s National Transport Policy (NTP) during the 2018-2019 financial year. Tanya Bedward, the Director of the Projects Unit in the transport and mining industry, said that the review would also include the aviation industry. “Part of the process will be to revisit the current policy and to also assess it within all the changes that would have happened in the (aviation) sector, which …

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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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New noise report indicates Heathrow’s noise footprint at smallest recorded levels

Heathrow airport’s noise footprint continues to shrink. The finding was reported by a new annual noise contour report that said 52,000 fewer households were affected by noise compared to 2006. Independent analysis from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) authorized by Heathrow, indicates that the average noise contours continue to shrink. This analysis, which has been conducted on a regular basis since 2006, is part of the airport’s Noise Action Plan …

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The essentials of applying for overflight permits

By Dr. Adnan Branbo – www.blueskynews.aero In accordance with the 1944 Chicago Convention regulating international civil aviation, airlines of each country have the right of overflight of the territories of all other signatory states. Countries have the right to regulate this overflight right however and require prior notification and authorization in the form of an overflight permit. The issuance of the permit is the result of an application by the aircraft …

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