The General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA) of Saudi Arabia and its New Zealand counterpart signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at the mutual acceptance of some licenses issued between the two authorities.
This comes in the field of international cooperation between the Saudi GACA and its counterparts in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The scope of the memorandum is to be expanded in the future to include mutual acceptance of licenses for civil aviation personnel.
The Memorandum includes the agreement on the requirements for obtaining some licenses from the two countries, which included several licenses, including Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating for Aeroplane, and Air Traffic Control (ATC) License.
The Memorandum between the two parties comes within the cooperation between the two countries in the field of civil aviation. Furthermore, the desire to enhance bilateral cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit and mutual respect in accordance with the regulations, laws and instructions, that are in place in both countries and in accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).