DCAA signs deal with Dafza

MOU aims to en­hance eco­nomic co-op­er­a­tion be­tween the two par­ties

The Gulf Today - Business - - UAE -

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.

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