UK Dept. for Transport said the number of safety checks scheduled on foreign aircraft will more than double in the year April 1, 2008-March 31, 2009, to 600 from 250 in 2007-08 and rise to 1,000 in 2009-10. CAA ramp inspections of passenger and freighter aircraft are unannounced and cover licenses and documents, flight planning, safety equipment, cargo loading and airframe/landing gear/engines.
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