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 shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

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Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia air defense forces have intercepted and shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward the city of Jazan.

According to a statement from Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the air defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the missile, which was launched to target civilian areas in the city.

Al-Maliki added that these hostile actions by the Houthi militia proved the Iranian regime's involvement with, and support for, the militia. It also continued to threaten the security of the Kingdom and regional and international security.

The attack is the latest in a series of missile launches targeting densely populated residential areas of Saudi Arabia, including Najran, close to the border with Yemen.