Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) have signed an agreement to modernize and enhance aerospace communications, navigation and surveillance infrastructure.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of dans, said: “This MoU recognizes the As a progressive leading nation in the fields of aerospace and air traffic management, the deal helps realize the vision of making Dubai the ‘Airport of the World’ in the long run.
“The rise of the UAE, and Dubai in particular, as a growing global aviation hub linking East and West is all about our ambitions for air travel and the future of air travel. Infrastructure and promotion of global standards, as well as strengthening our technical efficiency and air traffic management resilience. As a result, a well-thought-out plan and a series of initiatives will be implemented throughout the aviation value chain.”
MBRSC Chairman Hamad Obaid AlMansoori said: “The potential for innovative space applications is enormous and we remain committed to transforming the UAE’s space sector and developing national capabilities. We have demonstrated that space technology and research can generate wide-ranging economic benefits and drive Growth in all walks of life, including
“We hope that by signing the MOU with dans we will be able to further facilitate and accelerate the advancement of aerospace and air traffic management capabilities by leveraging and benefiting from our satellite business in terms of technology and real-time knowledge.”
The collaboration aims to explore satellite technology enablers within the framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Aeronautical System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) to modernize and enhance aerospace communications, navigation and surveillance infrastructure.
The two organizations will work together to promote the implementation of the MOU by exchanging practical experience and developing human resources to enhance their cooperation vision. They will also collaborate in all areas, activities and systems of data linking to serve the general interests of the UAE, one of the world’s most dynamic economies and knowledge and technology hubs.
Under the 18-art MOU, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center and Dubai Air Navigation Services said they will cooperate in the field of satellite technology and exchange data and information to facilitate next-generation aviation in the region. They are keen to create an organizational framework for the collaboration between them.
They also agreed to work together to enhance the vision of cooperation by exchanging practical experience and developing human resources to facilitate the implementation of the MOU. They will also cooperate in all areas, activities and systems of data linking to serve the overall interests of the UAE. The two organizations will study the possibility of technical cooperation between them. The MOU is valid for five years and will be renewed by both parties upon mutual agreement. – trade arab news agency