The signing ceremony
MBRAH signs deal with GCAA for training facility at Dubai South
DUBAI, November 15, 2023
Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) has signed a deal with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to develop a new modern, innovative and sustainable training facility for International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT).
The signing ceremony, which took place during the Dubai Airshow, was attended by Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy of the UAE and Chairman of the GCAA. The agreement was signed by Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA and Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South in the presence of executives from both entities.
The new G + 2 facility, which spans across 17,078 sq m, will be located at the education cluster at MBRAH and will be built across several phases. The first phase will be used for training, assessment, and examination, and will host multipurpose halls for events, seminars and meetings.
It will also accommodate laboratories for practical training, such as, ATC Simulators, AVSEC Screening, Air Accident Investigation Mobility Rooms, and first aid, among others. The facility will also embrace sustainable design practices that emphasise energy efficiency as well as renewable and redundant energy sources.
Al Zaffin, said: “In a rapidly growing aviation landscape, these cutting-edge training facilities play a pivotal role in nurturing skilled professionals, adding immense value to the aviation sector and bolstering the holistic aviation ecosystem in Dubai. At MBRAH, we remain steadfast in our commitment to furthering the visionary agenda of our esteemed leadership, solidifying Dubai's stature as a prominent global aviation hub.”
Al Suwaidi said: “In the current landscape, enhancing capabilities to train specialised professionals in various fields of aviation has become more important than ever. This priority ensures sustainable growth in the sector and the injection of skilled individuals. The aviation industry is undergoing a major transformation, driven by rapid technological advances and an intense focus on sustainability.
“The recently signed agreement aims to provide advanced training facilities, with the ultimate goal of nurturing a talent pool comprising skilled and highly skilled aviation professionals equipped with high-level qualifications and skills. This, in turn, contributes significantly to achieving the goals of the General Civil Aviation Authority and the aviation industry globally.”--TradeArabia News Service