Sheikh Mohammed praises UAE aviation sector on Twitter

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai noted that the country had achieved the world's highest score in compliance with international aviation safety standard.

Air-traffic controllers keep track of aircraft movements in the visual control room at the top of the air traffic control centre at Dubai International Airport. Stephen Lock / The National.
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ABU DHABI // The UAE’s prime minister has praised the country’s aviation sector, deemed the safest according to international standards.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, also Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, posted on Wednesday on the social site Twitter that the country had achieved the world’s highest score in compliance with international aviation safety standards, according to the International Civil Aviation Organisations (ICAO).

“Our advanced airports, airworthy planes, sound legislation [and] skilled staff made our aviation system the safest in the history of aviation,” he tweeted.

“We will continue to strive to be the safest hub for facilitating trade, tourism and economic exchange among peoples of the world.”

Later, he posted that the UAE went from “no roads four decades ago” to now being the world’s most advanced in aviation when it comes to safe airlines and flight routes.

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A 2014 report on safety from the ICAO praised the UAE for its advanced coordination of accident and incident investigation activities among the Middle East and Arab Civil Aviation Commission (ACAC) states.

The UAE regularly took part in safety workshops over the years, the report noted.

The aviation sector in the country has seen major transformations over the years and in turn has been the centre of economic success.

In Dubai alone, the international airport announced last month that it expects 79 million passengers this year, making it the world’s busiest.