Posted On 01-12-2019
H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah and H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority signed a memorandum of understanding between the two parties concerning airspace safety and control of the obstacles surrounding Dubai International Airport and Al Sharjah International Airport.
The signing of the MoU comes to strengthen coordination between the Emirate of Dubai and the Emirate of Sharjah in all air safety related areas with the aim to determine responsibilities and define procedures between the two parties in relation to granting NoCs for constructing buildings, lifts, antennas and the like, in the areas located between Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport.
In this regard, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Issam Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah, said: "We are pleased to cooperate with DCAA by signing this MoU, which aims to determine responsibilities and define procedures between the two parties in order to coordinate the granting of NoCs for constructing buildings and installing lifts and other objects in the area between Sharjah International Airport and Dubai International Airport. This comes as part of our mutual efforts to upgrade the aviation sector in Dubai, Sharjah and the UAE in general. It also comes to strengthen aviation safety and aircraft traffic in airspace of the state; a goal we all aspire to enhance in all our airports and skies through legislations, laws and procedures meant to achieve it."
"The signing of the MoU during this period in which our beloved country is witnessing growth in the aviation sector is in line with the plans and interests of both parties with a view to expand their airports' operational processes to attract more passengers, and accommodate more airlines and flights in order to strengthen the positioning of the UAE's aviation industry not only on regional level, but also internationally," H.E. added.
H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said: "Through this MoU, we seek to foster our cooperation with our partners in the civil aviation sector of the state, and this MoU is a positive step to achieving the joint goals between the two parties in the area of maintaining the safety and security of the skies to positively impact the smooth flow of air traffic."
The scope of the MoU includes cooperation measures such as the exchange of data and correspondences and an agreement to control and standardise border obstacles between the two parties, including defining the dividing line and areas of responsibilities in relation to granting approvals pertaining the maximum height of constructions.
The two parties agreed to evaluate the ceilings of obstacles' height by conducting aerial surveys and special studies for constructions within the standardised height ceilings of obstacles.
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