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dans and MBRSC partner for aerospace initiatives

DUBAI, February 7, 2023

Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have signed an agreement for the modernization and enhancement of the aerospace communications, navigation and surveillance infrastructure.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of dans, said: “This MoU endorses the UAE as the leading country for the advancements in aerospace and air traffic management domains. In the long run, this deal goes towards achieving the vision of making Dubai ‘The World Airport’.

“The rise of the UAE, in particular Dubai, as an ever-advancing global aviation hub connecting East and West is all about our ambitions for and in the future of air travel. I am certain that this agreement is a significant step towards enhancing our aeronautical infrastructure and contributing to the elevation of global standards, as well as strengthening our technical efficacy and air traffic management resilience. So, a well-thought-out plan and a number of initiatives will be carried out across the whole value chain of aviation.”

Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman, MBRSC, 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 a wide range of economic benefits and fuel growth in a variety of industries, including aviation.

“We hope with the signing of the MOU with dans, we will be able to further contribute and accelerate progress in aerospace and air traffic management capability by leveraging and benefiting from our satellite operations in terms of technology and real-time knowledge.”

The collaboration is designed for exploring the satellite technology enablers following the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) framework for the modernization and enhancement of the Aerospace Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Infrastructure.

Both organizations will work jointly to upgrade the horizons of cooperation between them through the exchange of practical experiences and the development of human resources to facilitate the MoU’s implementation.  They will also cooperate in all fields, activities and systems for data linkage to serve the general interest of the UAE, one of the world’s most vibrant economies and knowledge and technology hubs.

According to the 18-Article MoU, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and Dubai Air Navigation Services expressed to cooperate and exchange data and information in the Satellite Technology domain for the Next-Generation of aviation in the region. They are keen to set up an organizational framework for cooperation between them.

They also agreed to work together to upgrade their horizons of cooperation through the exchange of practical experiences and the development of human resources to facilitate the implementation of the MoU. They will also cooperate in all fields, activities and systems for data linkage to serve the UAE’s general interest. Both organizations will study the possibility of technical cooperation between them. The MoU will remain valid for five years and will be renewed by both parties after mutual agreement. – TradeArabia News Service




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