Subscribe Free
in Space

UAE Space Agency explores areas of coordination with Europe

Posted 4 February 2015 · Add Comment

A high level delegation led by HE Dr Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the UAE Space Agency board and the agency's Director General, HE Dr Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi, has held meetings with key stakeholders within the space sector in several European countries, to strengthen the framework of cooperation and partnership between the UAE Space Agency and Europe.

The Chairman, Director General and delegation discussed opportunities of cooperation with various institutions working in the sector, in order to exchange knowledge and experience in space technology and science. This is in line with the UAE government’s vision to build a solid scientific base for developing the UAE space industry.

A number of in-depth meetings were held starting with a visit to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. The delegation outlined the role of the agency and its future goals and aspirations. They discussed ways for the two parties to cooperate, strengthen bilateral relations, and exchange knowledge in the space sector.

The delegation also met with senior officials from the Italian Space Agency and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France. Officials from both agencies congratulated the UAE for establishing the UAE Space Agency and the announcement of the Mars probe mission. The officials praised the UAE Space Agency’s plans as a positive step and displayed a strong desire for further cooperation and joint coordination.

“The gatherings and extended meetings were a success by all measures,” said Dr. Rumaithi. “We examined advanced, pioneering projects and briefed the stakeholders on our future plans for establishing strategic partnerships in aerospace affairs. Without a doubt, the results we achieved on this trip will allow all stakeholders the opportunity for feasible joint projects and scientific endeavors.”

Dr. Ahbabi added: “We look forward to launching the UAE onto the world stage through the various aerospace committees affiliated with the United Nations. These committees are established as a platform for discussions on the challenges, opportunities and latest developments in the aerospace sector, so by participating we are striving to contribute effectively towards putting the UAE on the aerospace map internationally. We aim to establish strategic partnerships with various agencies that have expressed their interest and desire to open fields of joint cooperation, and thereby contribute to the enrichment of scientific sectors, aerospace technology, and stimulate associated fields of research and study.”

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates and Qantas to renew their vows

Emirates and Qantas are hoping to continue their special relationship and have applied to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to renew their alliance.

EAG launches second Fikra University project

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched its Fikra University project for 2017. Fikra University is a competition which aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation with students across the UAE.

Inzpire delivers cyber, UAS and ISR training to Royal Jordanian Air Force's new ISR wing

Inzpire's training experts have recently delivered tailored Cyber, Intelligence, Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) training courses to a cohort of Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF)

AJW Group announces Tom De Geytere as chief sales officer

AJW Group has announced the promotion of Tom De Geytere to Chief Sales Officer to support its fast-growing business.

Flitetec launching new products at Dubai Airshow

UK-based aircraft interiors company, Flitetec, is set for the global launch of new products when it attends its first Dubai Airshow next month (12 to 16 November).

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers Airbus A330neo first flight test

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
DASAS BT3006161117Aviation Africa BT18418AIMA Africa 2017AIME BT1204240118DAS BT1105161117Global Aerospace BT28218DIAC BT1105121117Aviation Show 267291117