Ahmed bin Saeed: The vision of Mohammed bin Rashid cemented Dubai’s position as a global hub in aviation – economic – the domestic market

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Aviation City Corporation confirmed that the issuance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, to Law No. (4) of 2020 regarding the regulation of drone activities In the Emirate of Dubai, it represents a new certificate that would cement Dubai’s position in the aviation sector, and confirms its serious ambitions to occupy a leading position in this industry, as it is an important strategic step to enhance the emirate’s influence within the global smart aviation sector.

His Highness raised the highest thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, praising his future vision in strengthening these vital sectors in the emirate, including the aviation sector.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “The Dubai Aviation City Corporation and its affiliated organizations play a very important role in providing a supportive environment for business and helping to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and in light of its readiness for the future thanks to the wise guidance of its rational leadership, Dubai has become ready , To turn into an international hub for drone manufacturing, smart transportation, and innovation in air transport. ”

The Dubai Aviation City Corporation and its affiliated institutions are crossed; Dubai South and the Dubai Foundation for Engineering Aviation Projects, for their full support for this law, and what it might provide of ideal opportunities and high potential to enhance the emirate’s position in this area at the regional and global levels.

Comprehensive legal framework

The new law, which is comprehensive, provides a suitable legal framework for the use of drones for commercial and governmental activities in Dubai, paves the way to attract companies and expertise specialized in this type of aircraft to Dubai, and contributes to making significant progress in a number of areas, including Transporting goods and passengers, designing and manufacturing, developing devices, providing delivery services, establishing educational facilities, providing training activities related to these aircraft, and supporting research and development fields.

The law was drafted in cooperation with a number of government agencies, including the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and the Dubai Aviation City Corporation, to translate the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God bless him, to transform Dubai into a global capital. Aviation and it also comes in implementation of the air dome policy for the sky of Dubai. It is in line with the goals of establishing the Dubai Aviation City Corporation to create a suitable environment capable of attracting investments related to the aviation industry, and promoting Dubai as an international air transport hub, and it is also in line with the goals of establishing the Dubai Foundation for Engineering Aviation Projects, to lead the development of the dynamic and growing aviation sector in Dubai, through its role of In drawing up master plans for aviation facilities and infrastructure, and working on designing, engineering, and building them to be the largest and most developed in the world.

Unique platform

The law will facilitate the development of the drone sector, and pave the way for attracting specialized international companies to establish their business in the unique platform provided by Dubai South, the Mohammed bin Rashid Aviation Project, or in the Emirate of Dubai in general. Logistics and e-commerce companies in Dubai South will benefit from this law, which allows them to operate drones as a means of transporting and delivering goods and parcels. In this way, companies operating in this field can take advantage of the integrated ecosystem and other benefits provided by the Mohammed bin Rashid Aviation and Dubai South project in general.

Thanks to its competencies and accumulated experiences in planning and implementing infrastructure for the aviation sector in Dubai, Dubai Engineering Aviation Projects Corporation will play a pivotal role in transforming the vision of leadership in smart air mobility and innovation in the use of drones into reality by meeting the needs of government agencies in The use of drones, where the institution will be responsible for developing and approving the engineering designs for airports for drones for government uses, stations, facilities and infrastructure, and supervising their construction. It will also be the accreditation body for engineering designs for airports for unmanned aerial vehicles for non-governmental use and issuance of completion certificates.

Strong base

The legal framework that will be implemented under this law is an integral part of the regulation of the UAV sector, its operation and use throughout the emirate, and will contribute to establishing a strong base for e-commerce and logistics companies to take advantage of the innovations accompanying the drones, to support the strategy behind the trade area Electronic “Easy Dubai” to build a center for electronic commerce and innovation.

The law consists of ten chapters and 50 articles to regulate drone activities in Dubai, as it defines the mechanisms of work of the various government agencies and their roles in this field. It clarifies the actions and responsibilities related to managing the activities of these aircraft and their permitted forms, including (commercial, governmental, recreational, research and educational activities), in addition to the types of these aircraft and their registration process.

It also includes guidelines regarding the operation of drones, their operating destinations and obligations, and the development of related infrastructure, including authorized airports and flight areas, as well as the design and management of the airspace and air routes of drones, the permissible flight height of their activities, and the protection of data that It is collected through it and other related important aspects.

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