Dear readers of ArabianSupplyChain.com,
I am delighted to send this message on the occasion of the International Civil Aviation day in the year 2011. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) by resolution A29-1 declared 7th December each year, starting in 1994, as International Civil Aviation Day.
This day is annually observed to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of States and the role that the ICAO plays in international air transport.
The Council of ICAO approved the theme “Assistance and Cooperation for Globally Sustainable Air Transport” as the theme for this year’s worldwide celebrations of the International Civil Aviation day (7th December) and throughout the year 2012.
I consider the theme for this year, as most appropriate due to the turbulent economic situations around the world. All of us involved in the aviation industry should support the civil aviation industry to sustain its growth to enable connectivity, economic stability and to create and preserve friendship and understanding amongst the nations of the world.
In this regard, Government of Dubai together with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has initiated several strategic plans to sustain the growth of air transport in the Emirate of Dubai, whilst contributing to the development and sustainability of the industry in the United Arab Emirates and the world.
Dubai has always espoused an open skies policy in the air transport industry. This policy has effectively contributed to the growth and sustainability of international air transport.
I am convinced that the continues contribution and cooperation extended by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Emirates, FlyDubai and Dubai Airports to the civil aviation industry will undoubtedly enable the sustainability of the air transport industry globally.
I wish the International Civil Aviation Organization all success in its endeavors.
H.H. Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority