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IATA identifies four priorities that must be addressed by African aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is estimating that the African aviation market come 2035, would be composed of 350 million airline passengers, and pinpointed for priorities that need to be addressed if the continent is maximize its economic and social benefits potential. As it is, African aviation backs 6.8 million jobs and generates $72.5 billion in GDP. Over the next 20 years, passenger demand is set to rise by …

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Industry High Level Group bares seven-point checklist that would maximize the benefits of aviation

The International Civil Aviation Organization-supported Industry High Level Group (IHLG) has bared that by 2034, the aviation industry would provide nearly 100 million jobs and generate $5.9 trillion in GDP, a huge 122% rise over 2014. It also revealed that if traffic growth were to lag by 1% annually, it would impact the number of jobs being backed by the air transport sector, and would fall over 10%, and the …

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US: Air safety advocates react to calls to change pilot training rules

Air safety campaigners are up in arms over calls to amend pilot training rules along with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) panel’s endorsed reductions to some aviation regulations. Minimum training requirements for commercial pilots are at issue, after an aviation bill rose the minimum hours of training from 250 to 1,500 for officers who want a commercial passenger airline license. Regional airlines say that the rule has resulted in a …

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Deregulation of Air-Safety Rules Can Be a Model

By Cass R. Sunstein – bloomberg.com The Trump administration wants to reduce outmoded regulations. Here’s how the FAA can test that out. The Trump administration has a real opportunity to deliver on its promise to streamline the regulatory state. That opportunity comes from the proposed elimination of more than 50 regulations imposed on the airline industry — many of them designed to protect safety. Air safety has been a sensational success story. In the U.S., …

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Industry panel to vote on asking the US FAA to roll back numerous safety rules

An influential industry panel will vote later this week on proposals that the Federal Aviation Administration remove or roll back dozens of safety rules, including a crucial one centered on airline pilot qualifications. The recommendations are detailed in a report to the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee in response to United States President Donald Trump’s orders to reduce government regulations. Regional airlines have been arguing the pilot qualifications rule since …

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Airlines for Europe calls for solution to escalating air traffic control delays

Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called the attention of Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs) regarding rising air traffic control delays. The lobbying group reported that insufficient planning of air traffic control (ATC) resources, along with capacity constraints, has resulted in two million minutes of delays in July—a rise of 12% on the figure for 2016 and 35% more than in 2015. The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), which …

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Australian PM mulling deregulation of regional air routes

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is looking at deregulating air routes to lower flight prices in regional Western Australia. Turnbull visited the North West last week and said that he would look closely at the possibility of deregulating domestic air routes to allow more competition into the market. The Australian PM’s comes at a time when the State Government is launching an inquiry into the cost of regional airfares, including …

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AirAsia seeks to merge its businesses in spite of regulatory hurdles

Malaysia-based carrier AirAsia is gearing up to consolidate its Southeast Asian businesses with the ultimate goal of going public with a new holding company. The low-cost airline is seeking to tie down its business under one roof in Malaysia. As it is, AirAsia has units in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as other non-Southeast Asian countries. AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes made the announcement at a time …

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Private jet owners concerned over Nigerian CAA ruling against foreign registered aircrafts

Jet owners who are operating foreign registered planes are scrambling after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) ruled that they would not be allowed to operate after the six-month grace period given to deregister them. The NCAA has stood pat on its regulation, much to the dismay of some owners of these expensive planes, saying that the former is out to put them out of business. An owner who owns …

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Ryanair pushes for Irish Aviation Authority to become authority on noise regulation

Ryanair is exhorting the Attorney General’s Department to hasten primary legislation to make the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) the capable authority to monitor noise regulation. The legislation is needed to permit the second runway to proceed, the airline claims, and they added that continued delays by the Attorney General’s Department to advance this legislation are completely unacceptable. The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, and his predecessor have already established that …

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