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Qatar’s civil aviation sector sees great developments in past two years

  • 27 January 2020
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Qatar’s civil aviation sector sees great developments in past two years
QNA
Doha
Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al Subaie stressed that the civil aviation sector in Qatar has witnessed great developments in the last two years with many achievements, the most important of which is the position of the sector in the first rank in the field of aviation security and air safety.
In statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA), he revealed that the Civil Aviation Authority launched comprehensive development operations related to the Qatari airspace, increased aircraft routings on State of Qatar and modernizing the devices and systems used in air navigation.
He said that all these new developments and improvements will be ready by the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the aim of accommodating air traffic during the country's hosting of the tournament and beyond.
HE stressed that the QCAA is working hard at all levels and in all directions regarding the development of the civil aviation sector so that the State of Qatar will occupy the first positions globally in this field, as the development of the State's air navigation will greatly serve the World Cup tournament and beyond, where all of these developments will be completed well ahead of the World Cup.
Al Subaie pointed out that these developments come as a result of the development witnessed by the civil aviation sector in the State of Qatar for years and especially during the last two years, as the air safety regulations in the aviation sector in the country have been fully developed to comply with the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is considered the first body currently in the world in relation to the application of civil aviation security standards and the facilities that are provided in this field in relation to Annex 17 to the Chicago Convention.
He underlined that what has been made at the level of aviation safety is great achievement and it is one of the highest results that are achieved at the global level in this field, and there is tireless work to develop the entire system that is related to aviation security and safety.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) had recently announced that Qatar is among 48 states that have made great progress in overcoming deficiencies in safety control and improving the effective implementation of international rules and recommendations related to the field, as it achieved a 91.16% compliance rate according to the new standards implemented by the ICAO in 2018, becoming the first country to receive this percentage through the results of a comprehensive audit of all aspects of the aviation safety of the civil aviation system.
Qatar Civil Aviation Authority has previously set a new record in the results of the safety oversight audit of civil aviation according to the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP). ICAO has conducted an audit of the QCAA and its safety system, through which it verifies the compatibility of the country's air safety standards with the international standards and standards contained in the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and its annexes.
This achievement is a clear indication of the effectiveness of the role of the civil aviation safety system in the State of Qatar, especially as it works in a challenging environment and within exceptional circumstances under the unjust blockade imposed on it for more than two years.
QCAA, in cooperation with all parties concerned with the aviation sector in the State, has started to modernize the technical regulations of aviation safety, in accordance with international standards and with the provisions of international treaties ratified by the State. These regulations are drafted to become applicable for the long term until 2030.
Qatar is also the first country in the region to start implementing the latest European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Comprehensive Safety Programme regulations. The new systems for aircraft crew licences, aviation operations and airworthiness requirements have been complied with EASA regulations as one of the objectives of the regulatory and program structure of the Authority.
The Civil Aviation Authority seeks to develop air services and sign agreements with many countries of the world in order to obtain more traffic routes and rights, which will increase the number of passengers through Hamad International Airport, as a permanent office in the ICAO in the Canadian city of Montreal was recently opened, in addition to winning membership in the Executive Council of the Arab Civil Aviation Commission (ACAC).
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