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UAE Ambassador meets Indian Civil Aviation Minister to discuss civil aviation matters

Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ambassador to India, has met with Shri Jayant Sinha, the Indian Minister for Civil Aviation, in the Indian capital of New Delhi to discuss different aviation related issues. During the meeting, the two sides talked about issues regarding civil aviation and air routes between the two countries, which are being governed by the Air Services Agreement that UAE and India …

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Dubai Airports Company CEO eyeing open skies agreement with China

Dubai Airports Company Chief Executive Paul Griffiths is targeting an open skies agreement with China to foster future growth of passengers travelling via Dubai from the Asia Pacific region. “The key thing with China is to get the Chinese government to agree that opening up the domestic [aviation] market for more international operations is going to be a very positive thing for them,” said Griffiths. However, he reported that progress …

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Kuwait and United Arab Emirates adopt MoU for sharing of experience

Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority have adopted a Memorandum of Understanding for the sharing of experience. DGCA President Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Hmoud Al-Sabah and the DCAA’s Chairman Saif Al-Suwaidi witnessed the MoU’s endorsement, which was done on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow Exhibition 2017. The DGCA President remarked that the memorandum is intended to foster cooperation in aviation and improve …

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Delta reports campaign to enforce Open Skies agreements gaining traction

Delta announced that their fight to enforce Open Skies agreements with both Qatar and the United Arab Emirates has gained ground following two milestones this past week, “with actions by Congress and Delta employees alike reaching impressive new thresholds.” The US carrier declared that 300 members of the Congress have already written to the Trump administration, urging it to tackle “the more than $50 billion in unfair subsidies that the …

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Delegation from European Parliament praises UAE’s aviation sector

A delegation from the European Parliament was all praises for the aviation sector of the United Arab Emirates during their recent visit to the Kingdom. The delegation, which was headed by the Chairman of the European Parliamentary Friendship Group, Antonio Lopez Isturiz White, met up with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) earlier this week. The visitors lauded UAE’s aviation sector, which currently supports job opportunities for an estimated 40,000 …

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UAE, Sao Tome and Principe, pen air transport services pact

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Guinea, Khalifa Yousif Mohammed Al Zaabi, bore witness to the signing of an Air Transport Agreement between the UAE and the two island-nation of Sao Tome and Principe. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, the Director-General of the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, and Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, Sao Tome and Principe’s Minister of Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Environment, signed their names on the …

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Nepal to sign bilateral Air Service Agreements with Turkey and UAE

Nepal’s Civil Aviation Ministry is getting set to sign bilateral Air Service Agreements (ASAs) with Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, pending the approval of the Cabinet. A proposal was sent by the Ministry to the Cabinet to finalize the deal. They are also preparing to forward another proposal to sign an ASA with Australia. “These three air agreements are expected to be signed after the second phase of provincial …

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GCAA on the verge of completing restructuring of UAE’s airspace

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that it is almost finished with the restructuring of the country’s airspace in a development that hopes to decongest air traffic. Completion of the UAE Airspace Restructuring Project is slated for December 7, 2017 to facilitate the evolution of “one of the most advanced air traffic management systems in the world.” The airspace change was geared to increase the UAE’s …

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Nigeria needs to invoke bilateral reciprocity clause – Medview Airlines Managing Director

Nigeria needs to invoke the reciprocity clause if it wants indigenous airlines to keep to the bilateral agreements it had signed with over 75 nations, assessed Medview Airlines Managing Director Muneer Bankole. Not doing so would leave countries, whose airlines are enjoying flight frequencies to Nigeria, to erect barriers in the way of indigenous carriers that are assigned to fly to them. Bankole spoke of means that these countries have …

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UAE and Bahrain agree to MoU to manage air transport services

With the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Communications gearing up to level up its services in the air transport sector with the partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) bore witness to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two nations after a fruitful round of negotiations held in Bahrain’s capital of Manama. UAE GCAA Director General Saif Mohammed …

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