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 ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

Updated 43 min 33 sec ago
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Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

  • The Crown Prince will head the Saudi side during the meetings
  • The states will sign agreements in fields of energy, transport, investment and technology

DUBAI: The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to China reflects the depth of relations and strategic partnerships between the two countries in various fields, Saudi ambassador to the country said.

The Chinese leadership welcomed the Crown Prince on Thursday, ahead of meetings of the joint committee in Beijing, Turki bin Mohammed Al-Mady added.

Agreements and memorandums of understanding will be signed in the energy, investment, transport and technology sectors during the meeting, the ambassador said.