KSA's Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2018
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KSA's Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

  • The academy aims to graduate 400 pilots and 600 technicians annually

JEDDAH: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) on Wednesday. The prince will also sign agreements with OAA to graduate male and female pilots and maintenance engineers. Othman Al-Mutairi, CEO of the academy, said the graduation of the first batch of male and female pilots will be in 2020, pointing out that the academy has so far enrolled 375 students from inside and outside the Kingdom and started preparatory study last week, while registration in the academy is still open for the next period. He said there is an urgent need to graduate a number of Saudi pilots to operate aircraft in 27 airports and five local airlines.
He added that the academy aims to graduate 400 pilots and 600 technicians annually. Separately, The General Authority of Civil Aviation, in cooperation with the Saudi-American Business Council, organized a roundtable meeting with major UK civil aviation companies on Thursday. The meeting discussed the Saudi aviation sector and possible investment opportunities in it.


Saudi Arabia participates in World Intellectual Property Organization general assembly

Updated 7 min 24 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia participates in World Intellectual Property Organization general assembly

JEDDAH: The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property participated in the 58th meeting of the World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Saudi delegation, headed by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Swailem, CEO of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property and a
number of officials, will attend the meetings, which will discuss a number of important intellectual property
issues in the member states.
This is the first time the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property represents as a high-level delegation in the WIPO general assembly meetings, which reflects positively on the authorities various activities.
The meetings commenced on Monday Sept 24 and will continue to Oct. 2 at WIPO headquarters in Geneva.
The decisions taken by member states during the WIPO assemblies contribute to supporting the global intellectual property framework, the future of innovation and the role of WIPO in promoting economic, social and cultural
development in all countries.
WIPO, established in 1967, is the global forum for services, policy, cooperation and information in the field of intellectual property.
It is also an United Nations agencies and includes membership of 191 states, which plays a leading role in establishing an effective and balanced international system of intellectual property, while encouraging innovation and creativity
Saudi Arabia joined as a member state in 1982.