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United States airlines express concern over slow development of aviation rules post-Brexit

United States carriers have expressed their desire for the UK to hasten negotiations regarding aviation regulations so that passenger and cargo flights to Heathrow, Stansted and other airports will continue to operate smoothly post-Brexit. Airlines for America (A4A), an aviation body whose members include United, American Airlines and FedEx, says the multibillion pound traffic in both directions will be compromised unless politicians focus on the impact Brexit will have on …

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U.S. Travel Association launches website supporting open skies agreements

A website promoting open skies aviation agreements has been launched by The United States Travel Association. The website has dubbed “Voices for Open Skies” and it’s a platform where one can find data that highlights the economic impact of the Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar – on the U.S. cities they operate to. The site boasts of quotes from business owners and travelers who claim they benefit when …

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Saudi GACA President visits US Federal Aviation Administration

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) President Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi and his delegation met with officials of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss matters of civil aviation. Among them were the development of cooperation between the two aviation bodies in the field of training, the exchange of experiences, and the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding for specialized training programs for civil aviation officials …

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American Airlines CEO says plans to raise passenger fees a divisive issue

A plan to increase passenger fees to back airport improvements is going to be a divisive issue that will be debated over for a while, says American Airlines CEO Doug Parker. “It’s something we’re just not going to agree on. We’re opposed; we’re going to remain opposed,” said Parker during the annual Airports Council International-North America conference in Forth Worth. Airports are pushing hard for federal lawmakers to raise the …

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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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Kuwait and United States seek to forge closer aviation ties

The Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has expressed their enthusiasm in boosting ties with civil aviation authorities of the United States. Kuwait aims to learn from the US’ experience in airports management, said DGCA Director General Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. Salman’s comments came after a meeting with Carl Burleson, the Debuty Assistant Administrator of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment at the US Federal Administration in Washington, …

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Nigerian aviation regulator says international safety rating not at risk

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) announced that the country’s international safety rating remains intact after an audit that was conducted by the United States Federal Aviation Authority. The NCAA said that the exercise that was done in August, highlighted the crucial elements of aviation legislation, regulation, organization, technical staff, quality and training, technical guidance tools, licensing certification, approval, continuous surveillance and resolution of safety concerns. The NCAA’s General Manager, …

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Kenya Airways granted permit to fly direct to United States

The permit, which was issued by the US Department of Transportation (DoT), became effective last September 5. Back in June, the DoT had recommended the granting of the permit to KQ if there was no public opposition. United States President Donald Trump was also given a 61-day period to reject the permit if he wanted to but no objection was given by the time the window ended on September 5. …

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Gulf airlines watch Open Skies turn to empty skies

Sean Cronin – arabnews.com The battle for Open Skies is turning to one of empty skies for Gulf airlines trying to fill the cabins of planes flying to the US. Rampant trans-Atlantic route expansion by the big three regional carriers over the last two years is putting pressure on their profitability amid fierce fare competition and passenger frustration with increased security vetting. The aggressive push by Emirates, Etihad Airways and …

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Virgin Atlantic convinced an Anglo-US deal would be struck post Brexit

Virgin Atlantic strongly believes that Britain would have a bilateral arrangement for transatlantic flights after it leaves the European Union. Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive Craig Kreeger expressed his conviction that the UK would not cut itself off from the rest of the world, air connectivity—wise. “I have a lot of confidence that what we’ve seen this year is an indication of the fact that the UK is not going to …

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