Subscribe Free
in Space

UAE to Collaborate with US FAA and Swedish National Space Board

Posted 20 November 2017 · Add Comment

The UAE has signed an MoU with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States Department of Transportation and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).

According to the MoU, the signatory entities will collaborate in the development of the UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework, sharing knowledge and best practices. Additionally, the entities will jointly organize workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups to promote industry standards and support the development of the UAE’s national space sector.

The second MoU with the SNSB was signed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency and Olle Norberg, Director General of the Swedish National Space Board. Henrik Landerholm, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the UAE was also in attendance during the signing ceremony.

The MoU promotes cooperation between both parties in the fields of space science, technology, and applications. It encourages the sharing of ideas on space policy, law, and regulation, as well as the exchange of experts who will participate in jointly organised research and development projects and initiatives. In addition, the MoU endorses the holding of jointly organised workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups, including the involvement of UAE universities and educational institutions.

Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency said: “Partnering with the US FAA to develop the UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework is in line with our efforts to transform the UAE into a future hub of the global space sector. Through the exchange of knowledge and experience, we will enhance our national capabilities and continue to support the growth of the UAE’s space sector.” 

“Similarly, our MoU with the Swedish National Space Board expands our network of international partnerships and supports the growth of the UAE’s space infrastructure and human capital development. We firmly believe that collaboration is essential in the realm of space, and we aspire to work together with the international space community to enhance our collective capacities and advance humanity’s legacy.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

EAG supports Syrian refugee children in Greece

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has donated vital school and home supplies to more than one thousand Syrian refugee children at the Ritsona refugee camp near Athens.

SitaOnAir celebrates ten years of Mobile OnAir

SitaOnAir is celebrating a decade since the first ever inflight cellular data transmission and the birth of Mobile OnAir.

Supersonic boost as Aerion links with Lockheed Martin

Two leaders in supersonic technology, Aerion and Lockheed Martin have announced an MOU to explore the feasibility of a joint development of the world's first supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2. Over the next 12 months, the

NAS launches new Pearl Lounges at Marrakech Menara Airport

National Aviation Services has launched its Pearl Lounges at the Marrakech-Menara Airport in Morocco reinforcing capacities at the newly renovated airport.

CEO of Airbus to step down

Airbus has announced that its CEO Tom Enders will be leaving the company in April 2019, reports aerotime.

Flydubai touches down at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Flydubai's inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations.

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Istanbul Airshow BT22018MEBAA BT2018Saudi Future Airports BT150318Aviation Africa BT18418AIME BT1204240118BIAS BT271017161118ArabianTravelMkBT250418