Dubai: Mohammed Bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH), the aerospace platform of Dubai, has signed an agreement with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to develop an innovative and sustainable training facility for International Aviation Consulting and Training (IACT), the commercial arm of the GCAA.
The signing ceremony, held during the Dubai Airshow, was attended by Mr. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy of the UAE and Chairman of the GCAA.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, and Mr. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, in the presence of executives from both entities.
“At MBRAH, we remain steadfast in our commitment to furthering the visionary agenda of our esteemed leadership, solidifying Dubai’s stature as a prominent global aviation hub,” the Executive Chairman added.
Mr. Al Suwaidi commented that “in the current landscape, enhancing capabilities to train specialized professionals in various fields of aviation has become more important than ever. This priority ensures sustainable growth in the sector and the injection of skilled individuals.”
The new G + 2 facility, which spans across 17,078 square meters, will be located at the education cluster at MBRAH and will be built across several phases.
The first phase will be used for training, assessment, and examination and will host multipurpose halls for events, seminars, and meetings. It will also accommodate laboratories for practical training, such as ATC Simulators, AVSEC Screening, Air Accident Investigation Mobility Rooms, and first aid, among others. Furthermore, the facility will embrace sustainable design practices that emphasize energy efficiency as well as renewable and redundant energy sources.