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ICAO team in India to conduct security audit


A four-man team from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) began its nine-day security audit of India’s aviation sector. The said audit will see the ICAO team review the regulatory framework and the civil aviation security system of the country. The audit, which is part of the UN agency’s Universal Security Audit Program, would last until March 15. The program seeks to encourage aviation security all throughout the globe through …

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Nigeria retains FAA Category 1 status


Carriers from Nigeria will be able to operate direct flights to the United States after the country retained its Category One status from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Nigeria was able to attain the feat after it passed the safety audit of its civil aviation industry that was conducted by a team from the FAA last year. The positive result was relayed to Nigeria three months later. It initially …

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IATA blasts governments for failing to share necessary information that would improve aviation security

Alexandre de Juniac

The International Aviation Transport Association’s (IATA) Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac, has bemoaned the government’s failure to share essential information that would improve aviation security. De Juniac described IATA’s bid to create a “repository of information collected by various states to assess the risk of various non-flying zones or dangerous flying zones … has been a failure”. The IATA boss pinpointed the lack of success to a …

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Thailand preparing to revamp civil aviation standards

Thailand’s Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, recently said that a bill that would help implement the civil aviation standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) would be soon forwarded to the cabinet for ratification. The Transport Minister also indicated that the said bill would be comprised of “several changes” to the current regulations that govern civil aviation in the country, which include safety precautions in flight routing. “The changes …

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UK gives green light to funding for development of technology to boost airport security

The UK government has given the green light for the release of a total of £1.8 million to aid eight projects that would develop technology geared to bolster airport security and enhance the screening process. The new aviation security solutions are being made to strengthen threat detection capabilities, lessen queues and largely facilitate quicker airport screening process. Security Screening Technologies is one of the projects that would be receiving part …

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Pakistan: Government to boost security at four international airports

The Pakistani government is setting out to boost the security measures at four international airports in the country. State-of-the-art equipment would be installed at the New Islamabad International Airport, Karachi International Airport, Multan International Airport and Faisalabad International Airport. The executing agency would be the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) while implementation would be taken cared of by the Airport security Force. The Aviation Division meanwhile, would be the sponsoring …

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Nigeria: Federal Government installs measures to enhance security of aviation industry

Nigeria’s Federal Government is ramping up its efforts to build confidence in the country’s aviation industry by implementing more measures to bolster safety and security for all stakeholders. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this clear in a statement that was issued by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu. Sirika made the remarks in the wake of the accident that involved …

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UK now assessing Biman Bangladesh’s eligibility for ACC3 certificate

The evaluation of Biman Bangladesh on whether or not it is eligible to receive a certification that is a prerequisite for the resumption of direct cargo flights to the UK has already begun. The certificate is called “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport (ACC3).” According to Shakil Meraj, Biman’s General Manager for Public Relations, the independent auditor, Jayne Davy, arrived a few …

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Nigeria: FAAN calls for synergy among security agencies across airports

The Director of Aviation Security of the Federal Airports Authority of a Nigeria (FAAN), Group Captain Usman Abubakar Sadiq (Rtd), has called for cooperation between the various security agencies across all airports in the country to tackle the numerous security breach incidents. Sadiq stressed that sharing information is a foremost priority if they are to resolve the security issues. He added that no security agency can possibly work alone or …

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UK removes air cargo ban on Dhaka-London route

The UK government has lifted the air cargo ban that it slapped on the Dhaka-London route. The move comes two years after it implemented an embargo, claiming poor security measures at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The announcement was made during a press conference that was organized by both the UK High Commission in Dhaka and the Civil Aviation Ministry of Bangladesh. Civil Aviation Minister, AKM Shahjahan Kamal, and British …

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