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UAE and UK sign air safety MoU

4-Oct-2012 1:43 PM

UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) signed (03-Oct-2012) a MoU in Aug-2012 with the aim to enhance aviation safety through cooperation in investigations into civil aviation accidents and incidents. Under the agreement, the organisations will offer mutual assistance and the use of air safety investigation manpower, facilities and equipment when resources allow and as they deem appropriate. GCAA director general Saif Al Suwaidi said, "enhanced cooperation with international aviation-related entities is part of GCAA strategic plan initiatives in creating more advanced, communicative and responsive safety environment through partnership and alliances with national and international stakeholders." [more - original PR]