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July 12, 2024

Sharjah Civil Aviation Department inks aviation safety deal with WFP

The Sharjah Civil Aviation Department (SCAD) and the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) have partnered to improve aviation safety throughout the world via capacity-building and education.

The agreement was signed at the Sharjah SCAD’s headquarters. Officials from both organizations, including Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation Chairman HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Issam Al Qassimi, and the UN World Food Program’s Chief of Aviation Service Mr. Franklin Frimpong, were present at the signing event.

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Sharjah is the local regulatory authority, which oversees the development of the air transport industry and supervises all relevant aviation activities in the emirate. Its services include granting landing permits, air freight licenses, free zone licenses for aviation-related activities, and no objection certificates.

“Supporting aviation safety initiatives within events organized by the WFP’s Regional Aviation Safety Office, such as training sessions, seminars, conferences, and special projects, will benefit both parties within the terms of this agreement,” as per the statement.

Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qassimi emphasized that the necessity of developing the concept of aviation safety in any activities and programs organized by the department. He highlighted Sharjah Airport’s central location between East and West, which facilitates the rapid transport of both commercial planes and humanitarian aid groups.

In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the Sharjah Civil Aviation Department will send qualified lecturers and trainers to conferences, workshops, and other events hosted by the World Food Program in order to promote aviation safety and engage with supporters of the cause, according to the statement.