Sheikh Mohammed gets ‘Aviation Man of the Year’ award
(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been given “The Aviation Man of the Year” title by the Civil Aviation Sector during the UAE Civil Aviation Day.
“Awarding Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the ‘Aviation Man of the Year’ title is an honour to the UAE Civil Aviation Day because it is a recognition of a man who spared no effort to improve the UAE civil aviation sector, in light of a wise vision that strikes a balance between holding advanced positions on the international civil aviation level and maintaining a distinguished standard of aviation quality and safety,” said Engineer Sultan bin Said Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority, in a statement from the Authority.
October 5 has been designated the “UAE Civil Aviation Day” by the Cabinet to promote national awareness of the UAE civil aviation sector’s achievements, he said.
Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group, said that the aviation industry in the UAE has made “qualitative leaps on all levels”.
“From this standpoint, the UAE occupies second place after the United States in terms of the number of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding to facilitate air traffic between it and the majority of countries. The air traffic across the state’s airspace is expected to increase to 1.2 million movements by the end of 2020,” he said in the statement.