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19 June 2019
Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright Government reopens negotiations on overflight fees and airspace management

Bahamas - Callenders & Co

The Bahamas' flight information region airspace comprises tens of thousands of miles and is subject to significant overflight activity. Moreover, it is one of the most important airspaces and is worth millions in revenue. To further enhance the civil aviation sector, the government is seeking to create a self-funded and sustainable management programme in order to collect overflight fees, while paying the US Federal Aviation Administration a fee for the management of its airspace.

Author: Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright
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Carlos P Martins Canada's Air Passenger Protection Regulations coming into force

Canada - Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Following several rounds and many months of consultations, the government recently announced that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPRs) developed by the Canadian Transportation Agency have been finalised. The APPRs apply to all flights within, from or to Canada, whether operated by a Canadian or foreign airline. Once in effect, the regulations will impose obligations on carriers in cases of tarmac delays, denied boarding and delayed and cancelled flights.

Authors: Carlos P Martins, Andrew W MacDonald
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Tan Hui Wen Civil aviation security: new regulations take effect

Malaysia - SKRINE

The Civil Aviation (Security) Regulations 2019 (Security Regulations) recently entered into force. Among other things, the regulations have established new aviation security authorities, implemented national security programmes and introduced new security and screening controls. Passengers, operators (including aerodrome operators), ground handlers and other persons who fail to comply with the Security Regulations could face a fine of up to RM200,000 or up to five years' imprisonment (or both).

Author: Tan Hui Wen
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