The Saudi Civil Aviation concludes its participation in the Dubai Airshow 2021
November 20, 2021
The pavilion of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) concluded its participation in the activities of the Dubai Airshow 2021, which was held from the 14-18 November in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
During the span of five days, the pavilion witnessed the visit of a number of their Excellencies, dignitaries and CEOs of Saudi companies participating in the exhibition, as well as those interested, investors and specialists in the aviation industry around the world.
GACA’s pavilion introduced the civil aviation sector strategy in the Kingdom, GACA’s modern and future projects in building, developing and modernizing airports around the Kingdom, and its most prominent investments. This in addition to the developments that the civil aviation sector has reached in the Kingdom.
During the dialogue sessions held on the sidelines of the exhibition, GACA presented a number of working papers in the field of civil aviation sustainability and a session on air cargo needs. This in addition to participating in a session on reducing demand and capacity variables in operations, plus a session on crisis management in the aviation industry, and a session on updating training regulations for the new world.
The participation of the Saudi civil aviation system in the exhibition was effective, as the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation marketed the training courses and programs it offers, and the Matarat Holding Company reviewed the achievements of the Kingdom’s airports and its latest projects. It presented promising future investment opportunities for the aviation sector in the Kingdom to the international aviation community, and to benefit from the experiences of International Companies to enhance the passenger experience. The Saudi Air Navigation Services Company presented modern technologies, digital towers, and awards achieved in the Middle East. The Altanfeethi Company presented investment opportunities, development projects and the creation of strategic partnerships. Meanwhile, Riyadh Airports Company, Dammam Airports Company and Jeddah Airports Company presented investment opportunities and the expected growth opportunities and strategic partnerships. While Flynas has worked to strengthen its presence as a leading national carrier in the region and highlight the latest products and services.
The participation witnessed the signing of a set of agreements with the most important manufacturers of aircraft components, as Saudi Arabian Airlines concluded 9 agreements with major air transport companies, and Flyadeal signed an agreement with GE Aviation, which confirms the move towards the localization of the aviation and air transport industry and maximizing the manufacturing capacity and local content in the Kingdom. Moreover Riyadh Airports Company also signed a memorandum of understanding with Honeywell to explore opportunities for using integrated technology and automation solutions at King Khalid International Airport, while Altanfeethi Company signed a cooperation agreement with Al Arabiya Company.
It is worth noting that GACA, through its participation in the Dubai Airshow 2021, aimed to highlight the role of the civil aviation sector in the Kingdom as an important propeller of the national economy and a promising investment opportunities offered by the sector, especially after the launch of the civil aviation sector strategy emanating from the National Transport strategy and Logistics Services, which came to upgrade and develop the aviation sector to achieve the best results and achievements locally, regionally and internationally and to be the first leading sector in the Middle East. This in addition to enabling the national strategy for tourism, strengthening the aviation sector and upgrade the network of connectivity by increasing the number of international destinations and developing the infrastructure and operational processes at the Kingdom’s airports.