|21 October, 2019

Saudi GACA pens MoU with its New Zealand counterpart

The scope of the deal is to be expanded in the future to include mutual acceptance of licenses

image used for illustrative purpose A plane lands on a runway at Chopin Airport in Warsaw February 5, 2014.

image used for illustrative purpose A plane lands on a runway at Chopin Airport in Warsaw February 5, 2014.

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Riyadh –  Saudi Arabia’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its New Zealand counterpart regarding the mutual acceptance of some licenses issued between the two authorities.

The scope of the deal is to be expanded in the future to include mutual acceptance of licenses for civil aviation personnel, according to GACA’s statement on Monday.

The newly signed deal includes the agreement on the requirements for obtaining some licenses from the two countries, which included several licenses, including Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating for Aeroplane, and Air Traffic Control (ATC) License.

Signing the MoU aims at enhancing bilateral cooperation on the basis of mutual benefit and mutual respect in accordance with the regulations, laws and instructions, that are in place in both countries and in accordance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Source: Mubasher

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