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Advisory Board for Global Aerospace Summit 2022 outline pressing need for decarbonisation and private sector growth

ABU DHABI, 14th December, 2021 (WAM) — The Advisory Board for the Global Aerospace Summit 2022 was attended by some of the most senior decision makers in the aerospace sector who outlined topics that need to be urgently addressed to advance the international aviation, aerospace, space and defense sectors.

The board included high level representatives from Airbus, Boeing, Collins, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa Technik, Raytheon Emirates, Saab, Safran, Sanad, Thales, Defense Services Marketing Council and Knighthood Capital.

The Advisory Board see the Summit as a critical opportunity for the highest level of executive leadership teams to work collaboratively on the future of the sector. They value the global nature of the Summit speakers and delegates and highlighted the need for a policy driven forum.

Key areas discussed included sustainability, implementation of digital technology, future mobility, supporting tech innovation ecosystems, 5G and connectivity, and access to markets. At the top of the agenda was the need for the aerospace sector to collaborate to combat climate change and to drive greater sustainability. The Summit will address the need for more investments in sustainable aviation fuel to help support decarbonisation while exploring longer-term investments in hydrogen power and the necessary infrastructure.

Focusing on the digital theme of the Summit, the importance of CEO leadership groups in understanding and leading implementation of artificial intelligence and big data was also emphasised. The group expressed the need for greater innovation and creativity to solve challenges the industry faces amidst rapid digital transformation and technological advancement.

Also identified were ways for the Summit to provide a platform for SMEs, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to engage with industry CEOs, bringing in new ideas and services to the aviation sector. This will be supported by a start-up programme at the Summit, focused on the technology whitespaces the aerospace sector needs new solutions for.

The drive towards an advanced private sector in countries like the UAE and KSA will make the Summit an important testing ground for strategies for industrial growth. The group also directed the Summit to ensure greater gender diversity and a continued focus on providing equal opportunities to women and high potential individuals from varied backgrounds within the aviation and aerospace sectors. The localisation of skills and knowledge and inspiring youth to become leaders of the industry is critical to future growth.

Timothy Hawes, Managing Director of Tarsus – Middle East, commented, "Recent gatherings of industry leaders at Dubai Airshow 2021 has shown that whilst there are a number of challenges to overcome, there are just as many exciting opportunities and prospects. Sustainability and the transfer of skills and knowledge are critical topics for the industry. The potential for the private sector and entrepreneurship to grow, the advancement of technology and scope for new partnerships could all have profoundly positive impacts on the international aerospace sector. We are looking forward to bringing these discussions to the forefront of the industry’s minds during the next edition of the Global Aerospace Summit."

Aviation, aerospace, space and defense leaders from across the planet will meet in-person in Abu Dhabi for the return of the Global Aerospace Summit on 24 -26 May 2022. The theme of the Summit, 'Digital Driven Resurgence', will showcase the rapid transformation that has happened across these sectors over recent years and the role of innovation and technology moving forward. The 2022 edition, hosted by Mubadala, will be a strategic gathering of global aerospace industry leaders.

The event will cover a wide range of areas including sessions on commercial aviation, aerospace, MRO, defence, and space. The 2022 edition of the event will also include new elements such as a dedicated start-up programme, focusing on driving investment in new enterprise and technology, and the Task Force Programme, which will address key challenges identified by the Summit Advisory Board as the most pressing issues concerning the industry.

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Dubai Police warns Against Using Police Emergency Strobe Lights

The Dubai Traffic Police has recently warned motorists against using police and emergency vehicle warning lights, after two vehicles were spotted on the road taking advantage of the exclusive entitlement of the police to be given way in case of emergency.

Colonel Juma bin Suwaidan, Acting Director of the General Traffic Department, urged road users to adhere to traffic laws to avoid facing legal liabilities and prevent endangering their lives and others.

Col bin Suwaidan stated further that the police patrols had impounded two vehicles on two separate occasions for illegally fitting their vehicles with using emergency warning lights similar to the police, giving other motorists a false impression of authority to give way.

“We have spotted one at the Emirates Road and the other at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Reports were filed against the two, and their vehicles were confiscated and fined,” he added.

 

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Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan announces the launch of the “Emirati Miniatures initiative” from the Courtauld Gallery in London.

“Art is the mirror of history and a true reflection of the extent of the civilised development of society.”

I feel a special state of spiritual and intellectual transcendence. ” Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Shamma expressed her conviction in the value of the arts and their being a title for advanced people and civilizations. This statement came during Her Highness’ visit to the Gallery in the British capital, London, at the beginning of her meetings and her visit as part of Her Highness’s cultural and knowledge programme for knowledge and human communication.

The Courtauld Gallery is interested in the history of the arts through different ages and human civilizations, and many of the senior art historians in the British scientific community belong to it. The Museum: Edouard Manet, Vanessa Bell, and Lucas Cranach (Painting of Adam and Eve), as well as the French artist Pierre Auguste Renoir, the Dutch artist Van Gogh, and many other artists.

Her Highness and the accompanying delegation were welcomed by Professor Deborah Salo, Director of the College; Dr. Karen Sears; Mrs. Francesca Hoyt and Mrs. Camilla Knight, where Her Highness and the accompanying delegation accompanied Professor Debrois on a tour between the various pavilions of the museum and the exhibition.

Her Highness held a meeting with the director of the gallery and the work team, where she thanked and appreciated them for their good reception. During the meeting, ways of cooperation between Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan’s cultural and educational institutions and between the Courtauld institutes were discussed, and experiences were exchanged in the field of presenting. There were lectures and technical workshops between the Emirati technical cadres and the technical cadres of the college, and Her Highness announced during the meeting the launching of the (Emirati Miniatures) initiative, which will be launched next October. It is an initiative dedicated to Emirati artists, using palm fronds as a basis for drawing accurate artistic miniatures that express the Emirati and human heritage. Her Highness invited them to attend the exhibition of the artworks participating in the initiative. Professor Deborah was very impressed with the idea of the initiative, especially the use of date palms, as they represent a heritage value in desert communities.

At the end of the meeting, Her Highness gifted the college a set of publications that talk about art in the United Arab Emirates, as part of the (Knowledge for Humanity) initiative launched by Her Highness last year, which aims to make the world know the Emirati civilization and its ancient folk heritage by donating museums and universities. To be among its holdings, with knowledge sources of books and technological means that define the UAE between the past, present, and future.

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Breaking / Federal Supreme Council elects Mohamed bin Zayed as UAE President

ABU DHABI, 14th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Federal Supreme Council today unanimously elected His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the United Arab Emirates.

The Council held a meeting today at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The meeting was attended by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain; and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said that according to Article 51 of the Constitution, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected as the President of the UAE to succeed the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Their Highnesses, the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have reaffirmed their keenness to continue implementing the authentic values and principles laid down by the late deceased, Sheikh Khalifa, following on from the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. These have consolidated the UAE’s status at both regional and global levels.

The Federal Supreme Council expressed its full confidence that the people of the UAE will remain, as Sheikh Zayed and the founders believed, “a faithful guardian of the Union and its gains at all levels”.

Their Highnesses wished H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan success in serving his people and country.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed expressed his appreciation for the precious trust placed in him by his brothers, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, praying to the Almighty to guide and help him to bear the responsibility of this great trust and to fulfil its tasks of serving his country and people.

 

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