Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the exchange of information.

Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, the parties will collaborate to explore technological enablers in accordance with the ICAO Aviation System Cluster Upgrades framework to modernise space communications and navigation infrastructure and monitoring.

dans and Sharjah DCA will exchange practical experiences and development of human resources to facilitate the implementation of the MoU. The agreement also provides for joint activities and systems to link data to serve the public interest.

The organisations will form a joint working group to supervise the implementation of the MoU, which was signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline & Group, and chairman of dans, and His Excellency Sheikh Khalid Isam Al Qassimi, chairman of the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation.

Al Maktoum said: “This MoU is signed at a time when the aviation industry is heading towards a full recovery, bringing overall economic growth to the region and it will help both parties scale up their services to ensure the efficiency and safety to cope with the rapid growth in the navigation services.”

He added: “I am sure this MoU will lead the way to superior operational efficiency by utilising the latest technologies and international standards. It also shows how synergies can be created by collaborations between various agencies with a common goal of making the UAE the hub of aviation industry in the world.”

A separate contract was signed by Shaikh Sultan Abdullah Al Thani, director of the Department of Civil Aviation in Sharjah and Ibrahim Ahli, deputy CEO of dans. This contract commits dans to providing technical services to Sharjah Airport.

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