Jun 28 2012
|more articles from|
UAE Civil Aviation Industry highlighted at IATA's AGM
Attended by UAE Representative to ICAO
As part of its traditional World Air Transport Summit, IATA's AGM gathered some of aviation's most prominent leaders. It showcased a number of interesting and thought-provoking panels. UAE Representative, Capt. Aysha Al Hamili spoke on the panel on "The Value of Aviation" addressing a record-breaking attendance of over 1,100 delegates.
Capt. Al Hamili underscored that for the UAE, aviation is not only a tool but rather a "Strategic Policy Imperative." Aviation links us to the world. Connectivity is vital for a young country that was only established in 1972. Within the various structure of the UAE government, every policy must recognize and view the sector as a catalytic element of the economic supply chain. Aviation is not an "end" on itself. It is a vehicle through which to achieve economic and social development. Capt. Al Hamili indicated that the aviation sector contributes 6.2% to UAE GDP.
Capt. Al Hamili also pointed out that the task of promoting the awareness of the value of aviation should be seen as a "joint-partnership" industry / government. Industry cannot do it alone, nor can governments. Industry needs to highlight the contribution of the sector to the economy. Industry needs to do a much better job at explaining the consequences of a given policy. Yet "industry" should not only echo the voices of those airlines from certain corners of the world. It should be a much more "inclusive" process, in order to take into account the views of emerging markets. Capt. Al Hamili noted that promoting awareness of the value of aviation by definition involves an active role from governments. Government agencies, particularly civil aviation authorities or Ministries of Transport, also have a duty to educate others within the various different governmental agencies.
© Press Release 2012
© Copyright Zawya. All Rights Reserved.
- Solar plane completes second leg of cross-country flight in Texas
- College student snares record long Burmese python near Miami
- What's in a name? U.S. starts using Myanmar as well as Burma
- Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs into tasty pork roast
- Man climbs onto dome of St Peter's to protest Italian politics
- There's More