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Mozambique: Minister calls for debate on elements hindering growth of domestic air travel market

Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita called for a comprehensive debate on the factors that are holding back the growth of the domestic air travel market in spite of the measures taken by the government. Speaking in Maputo, during the opening of a meeting of the Aeronautical Council, Mesquita mentioned among those measures are the liberalization of Mozambican air space, the presence of an attractive package of civil aviation legislation, and …

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Hong Kong regulator grants HK Express new Air Services License

The Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority (ATLA) has given HK Express a new Air Services License (ASL) valid from November 12 onwards. The regulator announced in a statement that upon review of HK Express’ immediate action plan, it said that it was satisfied with how the low cost carrier would tackle and address its deficiencies that caused the cancellation of 18 flights during the “Golden Week” in early October. …

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Canada: Public consultations on Transportation Modernization Act being readied

The Canadian Transportation Agency is preparing to launch an online consultation process after Bill C-49, otherwise known as the Transportation Modernization Act, is made into law. The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent regulator that is tasked with setting out rules and resolving issues relating to air, rail, and marine transportation. Its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Streiner, said the organization has plans to stage in-person, daylong consultations in …

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Britain’s aviation authority cancels Monarch’s operating license

Britain’s aviation authority, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has revoked the operating license of embattled carrier, Monarch Airlines, after its sudden downfall back in October. Monarch had tried to argue its case to the CAA, claiming that it should retain its license, much like Air Berlin when it entered administration earlier this year. Additionally, it said that suspension, and not a revocation, could aid them in attaining a better outcome …

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European aviation: Challenges, strategy and the Single European Sky agenda

By www.sesarju.eu In anticipation of the forthcoming Digital Transport Days in Tallinn, Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, and Chair of the Administrative Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, considers the evolving complexities of European aviation – growth, capacity, safety, security and the environment. In this interview, he points to SESAR‘s ongoing initiatives and deployments as key to the digitalisation of the air traffic management …

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Nigeria’s aviation rules barely being obeyed—Arik Air Receiver Manager

Arik Air Receiver-Manager, Oluseye Opasanya, claimed that Nigeria’s airline industry was being governed by rules and regulations that are often not followed. He pinpointed one of the issues he had to tackle when he was tapped by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to become the Receiver-Manager of Arik Air, was “tracing documentation that is reliable.” Opasanya spoke at a seminar in Lagos that was conducted by the Aviation …

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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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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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Nepal: Civil Aviation Bill sent to Law Ministry for review

The Tourism Ministry has forwarded a draft of the Integrated Civil Aviation Bill to the Law Ministry for its inputs, almost a year after a government committee wrote it. The proposal wants to split the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) into two separate entities: regulator and service provider. Alok Chandra Shrestha, Chief of the Tourism Ministry’s legal division, said that the draft was directed to the Law Ministry last …

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IATA moves to address infrastructure, regulations and sustainability issues in Asia Pacific

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing for immediate action to tackle the difficulties of infrastructure, regulatory harmonization and sustainability in Asia Pacific’s aviation sector. “The 34 million jobs and $700 billion of economic activity supported by aviation across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to more than double in the next 20 years. “But the realization of these economic benefits is at risk if the region does not address …

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