CAAi and Saudi aviation regulator to develop safety frameworks

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia and CAA International (CAAi) have signed a regulator-to-regulator partnership.


This assess and enhance Saudi Arabia’s aviation safety regulatory frameworks in line with global best-practice.

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 reforms are opening and diversifying Saudi Arabia’s economy and society, including the recreation, travel and tourism sectors. The Saudi aviation regulator is leading the implementation of the Saudi Aviation Strategy, a sector-wide transformation programme with a target of tripling passenger numbers to 330 million per annum by 2030.

GACA has recently launched an Aviation Standards Optimization programme to apply world-leading aviation safety standards and enhance the passenger experience. CAAi and GACA intend to support this programme by examining global best-practice regulatory frameworks for aviation safety and making recommendations to enhance the State Safety Programme and National Aviation Safety Plan.

The President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej, of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, said: “GACA is committed to delivering world-class regulations that improve passenger safety and the passenger experience. This project is an example of how we are transforming our regulations to enable growth in line with the Saudi Aviation Strategy and in support of Vision 2030.”