Dubai Air Navigation Services & Sharjah DCA sign cooperation agreement

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Sheikh Khalid Isam Al Qassimi & Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum at MoU signing ceremony

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the provider of air navigation services and air traffic control for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation and exchange of information and data between the two parties.

The MoU was signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive, of Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman of DANS, and H.E. Sheikh Khalid Isam Al Qassimi, Chairman of Department of Civil Aviation, Sharjah at His Highness office in Dubai.

In addition, the signing was attended by Shaikh Sultan Abdullah Al Thani, Director of the Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah, HE Mohammed Abdullah Ahli Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and DANS Seconded Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of DANS.

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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Chairman – DANS

“This MoU is signed at a time when the aviation industry is heading towards a full recovery, bringing overall economic growth to the region and it will help both parties to scale up their services to ensure the efficiency and safety to cope with the rapid growth in the navigation services. I am sure this MoU will lead the way to superior operational efficiency by utilizing the latest technologies and international standards. It also shows how synergies can be created by collaborations between various agencies with a common goal of making the UAE the hub of the aviation industry in the world.”

Sheikh Khalid said that ”DCA in Sharjah is keen to keep pace with technological developments in the aviation sector in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and follow-up His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Executive Council, as well as strengthening cooperation with various parties and partners to achieve the best results, reflecting its distinguished position worldwide.

Another contract was signed by Shaikh Sultan Abdullah Al Thani, Director of the Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah and Mr. Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of DANS under which DANS will be providing technical services to Sharjah Airport, in addition, this will all aid in enhancing the utilization of situational awareness.

Through this agreement, the parties have agreed to collaborate for the purpose of exploring technological enablers in accordance with the ICAO Aviation System Cluster Upgrades framework to modernize and enhance space communications and navigation infrastructure and monitoring.

Both entities will also exchange practical experiences and the development of human resources in order to facilitate the implementation of the MoU. It also provides for joint activities and systems to link data to serve the public interest. DANS and Sharjah DCA will form a joint working group to supervise the implementation of the MoU.

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