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United States prohibits airlines from flying near North Korea due to unannounced missile launches

The United States has barred U.S. airlines from flying over a large part of the Sea of Japan due to the threat of North Korea’s unannounced missile launches. The mandate comes mere months after a missile came uncomfortable close to an airline bearing hundreds of passengers. Majority of North Korea’s airspace—called the Pyongyang Flight Information Region—is already off limits to U.S. airlines. However, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration continued to …

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Green light given for EU talks with US to extend air transport lease arrangements

The European Council gave the European Commission the green light to hold talks with the United States to clarify its air transport agreement, and remove any time constraints on the possibility for airlines to lease aircrafts along with their crew. The industry practice called “wet leasing” is convenient for airlines to launch new routes and react to, for example, seasonal demand for tourist-favored locales. Increased flexibility for aircraft operators offers …

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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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China anticipates greater U.S. market access with new aircraft certification agreement

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is expecting a new aircraft certification agreement with the United States to pave the way for better access to the U.S. market for Chinese-manufactured planes and aircraft parts. The CAAC said that the agreement it signed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would extend “mutual recognition” of what each country’s aviation sector brings to the table. The development arrives as Chinese aircraft manufacturer, …

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling reports progress being made on post-Brexit aviation deals

“Rapid progress” was reportedly being made on the arrangements for a post-Brexit aviation landscape, said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Grayling reported that deals were being made with countries such as the United States and Canada. Furthermore, he boldly declared that it was “inconceivable” that flights would be halted when Britain separates itself from the European Union in March 2019. “It’s not going to happen,” Grayling said. “I think it’s a …

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ICAO considering large electronics ban on checked luggage

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is thinking about changing its dangerous goods regulation to ban large electronic devices from checked-in baggage after tests made by United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Safety Branch on potential fire risks from laptops yielded “troubling” findings. The findings of the FAA’s testing that was conducted during the summer, were included in a brief that was forwarded during a meeting of ICAO’s Dangerous …

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Cuba Senator Marco Rubio to support bill strengthening airport security

Cuban hard-liner Senator Marco Rubio is endorsing a bill that would bolster the security at their airports, which has been receiving flights from the United States for over a year already. Rubio reintroduced the legislation, which would mandate the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to take a closer look into each of Cuba’s 10 international airports and appraise Congress about it. The House on Monday unanimously passed a similar bill, which …

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US FAA and Civil Aviation Administration of China signs implementing agreement

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) declared the signing of an implementing agreement covered by the US-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) that recognizes each other’s regulatory systems with respect to the airworthiness of aviation products and articles. The Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) document gives each authority the power to leverage endorsements fulfilled by the other with respect to design, …

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US Lawmakers urge trump to crack whip on Gulf carriers

Lawmakers in Congress are urging United President Donald Trump to crack the whip on Gulf airlines that are allegedly pocketing billions of dollars in state subsidies. 300 members have, in a series of letters, asked the White House to take a closer look into what they perceive to be violations of international Open Skies agreements by Gulf carriers Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates. The U.S. aviation industry has long …

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Asian carriers ask United States to implement ICAO safety standards

Asia’s airline leaders have called for the effective application of International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) global standards and controls in lieu of unilateral moves that could cause unnecessary interference to operations. This, as the United States launched its enhanced security screening for inbound international flights. The call came from delegates of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents in Taipei. The U.S. has formulated updated measures—which includes …

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