Arab News, Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 | Sha'ban 26, 1444
Strategic agreements to facilitate public-private cooperation signed during Arab Aviation Summit in UAE
Three strategic multistakeholder agreements
to facilitate public-private cooperation were signed during the 10th Arab
Aviation Summit that concluded in the UAE, Emirates News Agency reported on
Organized in Ras Al-Khaimah, the 10th edition focused on sustainable aviation as
a catalyst for driving growth and prioritising climate action in the Middle East
Industry leaders called for renewed commitments to reduce emissions and
implement decarbonization strategies to transition the sector to a greener
The agreements included a deal between Ras Al-Khaimah Tourism Development
Authority and the FTI Group in Germany to increase air connectivity between the
Discussions during the three-day summit centered on providing quality training
as the region experiences a surge in demand for aviation professionals.
Meanwhile, panel discussions focused on sustainable aviation fuels and the role
of collaboration in strengthening the growth of the sector.
In her keynote address, Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al-Maktoum called for
inclusivity in the aviation industry.
Adel Al-Ali, the summit chairperson and group CEO of Air Arabia, highlighted the
need for mainstreaming sustainable practices and technologies across the
industry, while also calling for greater collaboration among all stakeholders.
Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA, emphasised the importance of choosing partnerships
that will lead the industry into the future, while Mikail Houari, president of
Airbus Africa Middle East, discussed the region’s commitment to sustainability
as a key pillar to expand the sector.
The event concluded on Mar. 16 with calls for greater collaboration among all
stakeholders to deliver sustainable solutions in order to meet the growing
demand for travel worldwide.