UAE Ranks Highest Worldwide for Aviation Safety Standards
UAE has ranked the highest in the world in compliance with international aviation safety standards, scoring a success rate of 98.86%, which is the highest rate in history given by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in its Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program.
“This global recognition comes as a result of persistent efforts for many years in order to reach this high position that the country deserves,” a report in national news agency WAM cited Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Department of Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
The aviation sector in the UAE, with its superb infrastructure and services, has become hugely attractive and is qualified to play a key role in steering the global aviation industry.
Efforts and initiatives by the GCAA in deploying aviation safety culture have had a fundamental impact in the improvement. UAE’s aviation sector has, in just a few years, become one of the most prominent aviation sectors in the world. Aviation safety has always been the top priority parallel with exceptional service quality and assurance of growth capability, the report said.
“As the UAE continues to grow as an aviation and aerospace hub, the industry remains committed to implementing world-class operations, compliance and safety programs that meet and exceed ICAO Safety Standards. We are confident that the successful evaluation of the UAE GCAA’s standards reinforce the UAE’s strong position and presence in the fields of aircraft structures manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), in which Mubadala is active,” the report quoted Homaid Al Shemmari, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala’s Aerospace and Engineering Services business as saying.