«Civil Aviation» launches the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Aviation Award

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA) has announced the details of the $ 1 million Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Airline Award (AED 3.67 million), which aims to highlight countries, businesses and individuals around the world by recognizing their contributions to the


The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA) has announced the details of the $ 1 million Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Air Aviation Award (AED 3.67 million), which aims to highlight countries, businesses and individuals around the world by recognizing their contribution to the success of the aviation industry, The award, which is held every three years, highlights the UAE's commitment to the promotion of the aviation sector and the support of the "No-Leave Behind the Nations" initiative launched by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The award recognizes the overall excellence in the quality of the air transport infrastructure, compliance with safety, security, cooperation and support standards between ICAO countries, individual partnerships and innovations, the TRA said in a press conference held in Dubai yesterday.

The award is made up of six distinct categories, including: countries with a very good infrastructure in the aviation sector, a pioneering global outreach award, contributions from leading sources of ICAO programs, international cooperation programs, leading personalities over the three-year period, Including aviation safety, security, sustainability and traveler experience), noting that the division of the award into six categories of aviation work comes to make it comprehensive and containerized for all aspects.

The winners will receive an honorary award for the following categories: the country with the best quality aviation infrastructure, the excellent global networking award, the outstanding contribution to ICAO programs, and excellent international cooperation programs.

A technical evaluation committee would review the nominations submitted by individuals, indicating that this committee, whose members will be posted on the e-award site, is composed of aviation experts and academics.

"There are official bodies, commercial organizations, academic institutes as well as individuals working day and night to develop the aviation sector, and this is our role now to thank them for their active contributions to the development of this sector," said Sultan Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Authority for Civil Aviation. "By doing so we have contributed In the social and economic advancement of millions of people in the world. "

"We believe that the initiative of (not leaving behind countries), launched by the World Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), gives the opportunity for a project," said Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, "The award is a tribute to the evolution of the aviation industry around the world. We took this into account and launched the triennial award, which coincides with the ICAO General Assembly, which convenes every three years in Montreal, Canada."

"The aim of the award project is to provide a platform for communication, improve relations with less developed countries, support ICAO's approach to increasing global communication, support the Global Aviation Plan for Development and promote innovation and liberalization in the global sector," Al Suwaidi said. Is the highest in the aviation sector at the level of international bodies concerned with air transport ».

The growth of the aviation sector in the country

"The aviation sector in the UAE has witnessed growth and prosperity over the past 30 years, becoming one of the most influential sectors in the country. This has helped transform the UAE into one of the world's leading air transport centers," said Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, General Manager of the General Authority of Civil Aviation. He added that the sector has played an active role in supporting the national economy, advancing the development and development of the country, and making a major economic leap in a short period of time due to its distinguished services at the internal and external levels. % Of GDP.

Al-Suwaidi explained that the sector contributes to the employment of more than 500 thousand people, directly and indirectly, as it is a major source of employment to support the development of trade and tourism. He added: "According to our estimates, last year the country received about 18 million visitors, while the total expenditure of tourists about 61.2 billion dirhams».

The award, held every three years, highlights the UAE's commitment to the aviation industry.

REF: https://www.emaratalyoum.com/business/local/2018-11-09-1.1152358