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UAE to Collaborate with US FAA and Swedish National Space Board

Posted 20 November 2017 · Add Comment

The UAE has signed an MoU with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States Department of Transportation and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).

According to the MoU, the signatory entities will collaborate in the development of the UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework, sharing knowledge and best practices. Additionally, the entities will jointly organize workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups to promote industry standards and support the development of the UAE’s national space sector.

The second MoU with the SNSB was signed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency and Olle Norberg, Director General of the Swedish National Space Board. Henrik Landerholm, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the UAE was also in attendance during the signing ceremony.

The MoU promotes cooperation between both parties in the fields of space science, technology, and applications. It encourages the sharing of ideas on space policy, law, and regulation, as well as the exchange of experts who will participate in jointly organised research and development projects and initiatives. In addition, the MoU endorses the holding of jointly organised workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups, including the involvement of UAE universities and educational institutions.

Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director General of the UAE Space Agency said: “Partnering with the US FAA to develop the UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework is in line with our efforts to transform the UAE into a future hub of the global space sector. Through the exchange of knowledge and experience, we will enhance our national capabilities and continue to support the growth of the UAE’s space sector.” 

“Similarly, our MoU with the Swedish National Space Board expands our network of international partnerships and supports the growth of the UAE’s space infrastructure and human capital development. We firmly believe that collaboration is essential in the realm of space, and we aspire to work together with the international space community to enhance our collective capacities and advance humanity’s legacy.”

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