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Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group sign MoU for cooperation in aviation security

Both Emirates Group Security and the Etihad Aviation Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the cooperation in aviation security. Signing the MoU were Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline and Tony Douglas, the Chief Executive Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group. Also witnessing the signing were Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman, Etihad …

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Major restructuring of UAE’s airspace eases air traffic congestion

The substantial restructuring of UAE’s airspace has opened up 150 new GPS “waypoints” for aircraft movement, in an ambitious bid to ease air traffic congestion, cut down on fuel costs and make way for more development in the country’s aviation sector. “The Air Space Restructuring project aims to deliver crucial benefits to the UAE’s aviation sector, enhancing airspace capacity to meet forecast air traffic demand for 2020 and beyond,” said …

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India rebuffs UAE’s request for direct flights to northeast of the country

The expansion plans of carriers from the Arabian Gulf suffered a setback after India reportedly rebuffed Dubai’s requests for more direct flights to the northeast region of the country. The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority reportedly requested India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation for permission to fly to northeastern airports without stopping in Delhi or Mumbai, under an “open sky” policy. However, reports indicate that the request has been denied. “We have …

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United States planning talks with Qatar and UAE on airline subsidies

The United States State Department is gearing up for talks with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates regarding allegations that they have been providing subsidies amounting to billions of dollars to their state-backed airlines. The Trump administration will be looking to secure commitments on financial transparency, said sources that had knowledge about the proceedings. The meetings are set to commence as early as this week. US airlines have long harped …

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UAE’s GCAA signs several MoUs during ICAO conference

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) disclosed that it has signed numerous Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Brazil, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Nigeria, and the UK, during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) conference. According to the UAE’s civil aviation regulator, a delegation graced the said gathering and inked agreements with Switzerland and Ghana. 77 countries attended the ICAO conference and discussed the organization of air transportation’s policies.

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Nigeria signs Bilateral Air Services Agreement with UAE

Nigeria has settled with the United Arab Emirates for a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA). It also declared that a homegrown airline had been authorized to operate from Nigeria to Dubai. The agreement between the two nations was signed in Sri Lanka, with the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, signing for the Nigerian Federal Government. Sirika publicized the huge development for the country’s aviation industry on Twitter. The …

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US-UAE Business Council believes Open Skies agreements will stay put

The US-UAE Business Council is confident in its belief that the United States government will not revoke the Open Skies agreements between the two nations. This, according to the President of influential membership body, Danny Sebright, who said: “I think we’ve done a good job of inoculating against various efforts by the US carriers to find a champion on the inside of [President] Trump’s administration. Now I think we’re at …

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UAE signs MoU with US FAA and Swedish National Space Board

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The MoU signifies collaboration between the parties involved in the development of UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework and sharing knowledge and best practices. The entities would also jointly organize workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups to endorse industry standards and back the development …

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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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