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Airport trade group opposes new checkpoints

The United Nation's aviation agency should avoid creating new checkpoints outside airport terminals as it draws up proposed global guidelines to improve security in the wake of recent attacks on travelers, the head of Airports Council Intern

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Global airline passenger traffic up 6.8pc in 2015

Global airline passenger traffic grew 6.8 per cent in 2015, with the Middle East region growing the fastest, preliminary data released on Wednesday by the United Nations' civil aviation agency showed. US carriers were ranked t

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Lithium-ion batteries banned in checked-bags

Spare lithium-ion batteries will no longer be allowed in checked baggage on airlines as of April 1, the UN's aviation agency said on Friday, following concerns by pilots and plane makers that they are a fire risk. The batterie

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BAC hosts Middle East's first A-CDM seminar

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) recently hosted the ICAO Seminar on Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) at the Mövenpick Hotel in Muharraq. Held under the patronage

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Airlines step up efforts to tackle cyber security risks

The aviation industry is stepping up efforts to enlist coordinated international support in the battle against the threats posed to airlines and passengers by hackers and those seeking to exploit IT systems. The security of commer

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UAE tops world aviation safety standards

UAE topped the world in compliance with international aviation safety standards, scoring a success rate of 98.86 per cent, which is the highest rate in history given by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in its Universal Safety Ove

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IATA welcomes ICAO flight tracking standard recommendation

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) welcomed the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) second High Level Safety Conference (HLSC/2) recommendation to move towards the adoption of a performance-based standard for

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UN to propose 15-minute flight tracking rule

The United Nations aviation agency will propose a new standard that requires commercial aircraft to report their position every 15 minutes as part of a global tracking initiative in the aftermath of the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner.

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ICAO asks Saudi’s Gaca to upgrade systems

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has asked Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (Gaca) to upgrade its systems in accordance with regulations, a report said. Representatives of ICAO told the

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Mena civil aviation in spotlight at Amman forum

Civil aviation issues including environment, consumer protection, liberalisation and air traffic management were high on the agenda for an aeropolitical affairs forum organised by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and the Arab A

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