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Canada spearheading effort to better protect airborne passenger flights

WASHINGTON — Canada is spearheading what Transport Minister Marc Garneau hopes will become an international effort to protect civilian airliners around the world from being shot down over conflict zones.
In a speech today in Washington, Garneau is introducing what he’s calling the Strategy for Safer Skies — a Canadian-led multilateral effort to ensure passenger aircraft are better able to avoid dangerous airspace.
Canada has been seized with the issue ever since the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines flight in early January in the skies over Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard — 55 of them Canadian.
Garneau is also pointing to …read more

Source:: National Newswatch