Saudi Arabia discusses civil aviation training with UK’s Cranfield University

Saudi Arabia discusses civil aviation training with UK’s Cranfield University
Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi, chairman of the GACA, meets with Cranfield University officials on Saturday. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2018

Saudi Arabia discusses civil aviation training with UK’s Cranfield University

Saudi Arabia discusses civil aviation training with UK’s Cranfield University

JEDDAH: The chairman of the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) visited Britain’s Cranfield University, a leading institution in the field of aviation science research.
University officials welcomed Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi and his delegation, and briefed them on its services and state-of-the-art equipment and technologies.
Both sides discussed ways to develop cooperation between the university and GACA, and to exchange experiences in areas of mutual concern.
The visit is in line with GACA’s efforts to build partnerships with leading aviation institutions worldwide, with a view to training and qualifying Saudi youths to work in the sector as part of its plan to develop the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation.
The two sides discussed developing the academy’s programs by leveraging the university’s academic and consulting expertise. The academy has trained more than 5,500 people so far this year.