DCAA signs deal with Dafza
MOU aims to enhance economic co-operation between the two parties
DUBAI: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) during Dubai Airshow.
The MOU aims to enhance cooperation between the two parties in the economic, social and cultural aspects of their respective operations. The move complements the objectives set forth in Dubai Plan 2021, which looks towards reinforcing the emirate’s position as a global destination across many aspects and continuously support the government’s communication strategy. The agreement also demonstrates Dafza and DCAA’S strong commitment towards consolidating communication, transparency and innovation.
The MOU was signed by Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General, DCAA and Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General, Dafza, in the presence of senior oficials from both authorities. Under the terms of the agreement, the MOU seeks to enhance cooperation between DCAA and Dafza --combining efforts across jointly initiated programs and initiatives, including the promotion of excellence in customer service and keeping at pace with the latest developments that impact Dubai and the UAE at the economic and social levels. The agreement throws special focus on consolidating cooperative ties in the commercial affairs within the aviation industrythrough the activation of Blockchain between the two parties and linking the license service for companies involved in aviation through digital technology - a move which will enhance the experiences of foreign investors in Dafza. Both DCAA and Dafza have also agreed to work closely together on other essential operational aspects like safety, the environment and price regulation.
The two parties have further committed to exchange institutional practices and expertise in various ields while also collaborating on efforts aimed at improving the performance of joint operations, including simplifying procedures to further enhance their relationship. The MOU also recognizes DCAA as an oficial member of the Future Aviation Lounge (FAL) initiative, which was launched by H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative is the irst smart digital network backed by Artiicial Intelligence technology to envision the future of aviation sector in Dubai.
The new digital network will include various government entities like small and medium sized enterprises (SMES), multinational corporations (MNCS), the academic sector and other aviation afiliates and experts. The agreement also seeks to encourage joint action and cooperative innovation as well as improve these entities’ roles as institutions and individuals in accelerating the growth of the sector and contributing to Dubai’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
In this context, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), said, “Through this MOU, we are looking towards further strengthening our strategic cooperation with our partners, which in turn, can result in consolidating Dubai’s position globally across all ields and sectors. The agreement represents a positive step in the move to achieve the common objectives shared by the two entities, especially in the uniied effort to promote and drive in more economic growth.”
Mohammed Abdulla Ahli and Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni signing the MOU.