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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 14 Jul 2021

Gaining management of sovereign airspace

After several decades of discussions between the governments of The Bahamas and US Federal Aviation Administration, the two countries have signed an air navigation services agreement, thereby transferring the management of The Bahamas' sovereign airspace to The Bahamas for the first time. Prior to the agreement, the United States and Cuba managed and controlled The Bahamas' airspace. The......
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 14 Apr 2021

Aviation 2020: year in review

In 2020 the Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas made several important advances despite the COVID-19 pandemic, including restoring and boosting air travel to, from and within The Bahamas, presenting three pieces of legislation to Parliament and addressing other ongoing challenges. These developments will place the country on a strong footing as it emerges from the pandemic.
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 27 Jan 2021

Dawning of a new age: proposed legislation shapes future of aviation

The introduction of three new bills will herald the dawning of a new age in aviation in The Bahamas and position the jurisdiction to attain the international recognition that it deserves. These bills – the Civil Aviation Bill, the Civil Aviation Authority Bill and the Air Navigation Services Authority Bill – address the issues arising from, and remedy the defects found in, the 2017......
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 25 Nov 2020

Efforts to restore and boost air travel

Like the rest of the world, the Bahamian aviation sector continues to reel from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D'Aguilar recently addressed the easing of restrictions on air travel to, from and within The Bahamas. A travel health visa, subject to certain exceptions (eg, children under 10 years of age and crew of commercial airlines), is still......
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 2 Sep 2020

Second eclipse for aviation sector?

The overall effect of the COVID-19 crisis on the Bahamian aviation sector is unknown and may be for some time; however, there is no doubt that the short-term effects have been severe. Tourism and aviation in The Bahamas go hand in hand, with one affecting the other. The pandemic may provide an opportunity for the country's aviation industry, as there is increasing interest from private......
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 22 Apr 2020

COVID-19: aviation industry in eclipse?

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the global aviation industry on its head with operations slowly grinding to a complete halt. At present, no international or domestic flights are permitted to operate to, from or within The Bahamas with the exception of those authorised by The Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority to conduct cargo or emergency relief flights.
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 1 Apr 2020

Aviation industry trends – The Bahamas

Continued work on the creation of an aircraft registry, the ratification of the Cape Town Convention and preparation for the next International Civil Aviation Organisation audit scheduled for Spring 2021 are the main trends affecting the Bahamian aviation industry in 2020. This video discuss these developments as well as the potential impact of COVID-19.
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HarleyJames | Bahamas | 25 Mar 2020

Aviation 2019: a year in review

There was much progress in The Bahamas' aviation sector in 2019; in particular, the completion of the runway rehabilitation project at the country's gateway airport and the aircraft registry project. Unfortunately, there were also a few setbacks. This article provides an overview of the main issues that affected the aviation sector in The Bahamas over the past 12 months.
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