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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Sep 5, 2010

US Department of Homeland Security and Liberia signed a Joint Statement of Intent In 2009, the US Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA) - by signing a Joint Statement of Intent - agreed to work together to develop and enhance aviation security programs, as well as share best practices. Today, both groups announced flights between the United States and Liberia could begin as early as this fall. TSA has worked closely with LCAA to implement the necessary security protocols for sustainable aviation security institutions and practices and to ensure the safety of passengers traveling between the two countries. To support this partnership, TSA deployed an Aviation Security Sustainable International Standards Team (ASSIST), a group of veteran security experts, to collaborate with Liberian aviation security officials. The ASSIST group and their LCAA counterparts assessed aviation security programs such as training and equipment, as well as current aviation security laws and regulations. Aug 30, 2010

Anadolujet Anadolujet will launch thrice-weekly Ankara[ETH]Moscow Domodedovo service from Oct. 31 aboard a 737-700. Sep 2, 2010

Emirates Airlines, Airbus Emirates introduced an A380 on one of its double-daily Dubai-Manchester services. The airport invested around [pounds sterling]10 million ($15.4 million) to upgrade its infrastructure to handle the aircraft. Sep 3, 2010

Filair As many as 19 fatalities and two survivors are being reported from an apparent crash in western Democratic Republic of Congo, although initial details are sketchy. Unconfirmed media reports suggest that the carrier is Filair, which uses aircraft such as the Let L-410 turboprop. The aircraft type involved is unconfirmed. Aug 31, 2010

Lufthansa, Airbus Lufthansa will operate twice-weekly flights from FRA to Johannesburg beginning Sept. 12 with its latest Airbus A380. Sep 1, 2010

NAS Airport Services As a strike is looming at NAS Airport Services, KenyaOs leading aviation catering firm, several of their employees were produced in court and charged with intent to bring harm to airline passengers, after they were allegedly found to have put sharp objects into meal portions made ready for delivery to...

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