Saudi Arabian civil aviation authority announces Future Leaders Program for 2019

The accepted candidates will work in specialized fields of operation at various Saudi airports. (SPA)
Updated 16 May 2019

Saudi Arabian civil aviation authority announces Future Leaders Program for 2019

  • The accepted candidates will work in specialized fields of operation at various Saudi airports

RIYADH: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the start of the fifth edition of its Future Leaders Program.
Registration is open for male candidates for 2019 and will continue until May 25. The program aims to train 20 Saudis who have recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in aviation science, aviation safety, airport administration, aviation management and airport safety, GACA said.
The accepted candidates will work in specialized fields of operation at various Saudi airports. Application forms must be filled via https://futureleaders.gaca.gov.sa or GACA’s website www.gaca.gov.sa.
An integrated and structured plan has been designed, including theoretical and on-the-job training. Trainees will be subjected to continuous assessments. The previous edition of the Future Leaders Program was allocated entirely to women.


‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

Updated 1 min 2 sec ago

‘Absolutely silly’: Saudi FM refutes Amazon’s Bezos phone hacking claims

  • Foreign minister said claims were "absurd"
  • Prince Faisal's tweet called for an investigation into the claims

DUBAI: The Saudi Arabian embassy in the USA has denied claims the Kingdom was behind the hacking of Amazon.com founder, Jeff Bezos’ phone, describing the accusation as “absurd.”

And speaking at Davos the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said: “The idea that the Crown Prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”

Reports on Wednesday suggested Bezos’ phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Describing the claims as “absurd” the tweet also called for an investigation into the claims “so that we can have all the facts out.”