Egyptair, Sudan airlines pen MoU

The partnership aims to transfer Egyptian expertise in the aviation sector to Sudan

  
An airport staff walks next to an EgyptAir plane on the runway at Cairo Airport

An airport staff walks next to an EgyptAir plane on the runway at Cairo Airport

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

ArabFinance: Egyptair signed a partnership with Sudan Airways to strengthen aviation ties between the two countries, according to a recent statement by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar and Khaled Al-Sheikh, the deputy Sudanese ambassador to Egypt, attended the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony.

Amr Abu El-Enein, EgyptAir chairman and CEO, and Sudan Airways Director General Yasir Timo signed the MoU.

The MoU falls in line with Cairo’s strategy to strengthen bilateral ties in a range of fields, including aviation.

The partnership aims to transfer Egyptian expertise in the aviation sector to Sudan.

The MoU also includes training of employees with the Sudanese flag carrier, and helping the country modernize its aircraft fleet by managing network planning, developing maintenance operations, and providing advisory services in quality control and technical approvals.

Under the deal, Egyptian experts will train Sudanese officials in aviation security, ground services and other technical aspects.

The deal also seeks to increase air traffic between the two countries, leading to increased economic opportunities for both.

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