5 ARAB NEWS Monday, June 29, 2020 News Saudi Arabia The airport’s inauguration in April 1981 was a moment of national pride and a cultural shift in aviation and logistics services in Saudi Arabia. Saad Al-Shehri Former vice president of safety and security at Saudi Arabian Airlines International Airport created a revolution in aviation in the Middle East and, more specifically, Saudi Arabian Airlines. “By virtue of my work in the field of aircraft maintenance, I can tell you that aircraft maintenance and engineering were operating from within the airport and had the spaces that helped them perform their tasks effectively and efficiently.” He said the “big leap forward” in technical capabilities offered new horizons for creativity, innovation and development, especially in aircraft maintenance. “Countries in the region with airports that today offer a role model in terms of efficiency, beauty and quality of service consider the old King Abdulaziz International Airport as a landmark that cannot be matched,” he said. “These countries used to have only small local airports that were not to be compared to the old airport, which was equipped with
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