dans and MBRSC explore satellite technology enablers

Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) have signed an MoU for exploring satellite technology enablers.

Image: Dans and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

This follows the ICAO’s Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) framework for the modernisation and enhancement of the Aerospace Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Infrastructure.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of dans, said: “This MoU endorses the UAE as the leading country for the advancements in aerospace and air traffic management domains. In the long run, this deal goes towards achieving the vision of making Dubai ‘The World Airport’.  The rise of the UAE, in particular Dubai, as an ever-advancing global aviation hub connecting East and West is all about our ambitions for and in the future of air travel. I am certain that this agreement is a significant step towards enhancing our aeronautical infrastructure and contributing to the elevation of global standards, as well as strengthening our technical efficacy and air traffic management resilience. So, a well-thought-out plan and a number of initiatives will be carried out across the whole "value chain" of aviation.”

H.E. Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman, MBRSC, added: “The potential for innovative space applications is enormous, and we remain committed to transforming the UAE's space sector and developing national capabilities. We have demonstrated that space technology and research can generate a wide range of economic benefits and fuel growth in a variety of industries, including aviation. We hope with the signing of the MOU with dans, we will be able to further contribute and accelerate progress in aerospace and air traffic management capability by leveraging and benefiting from our satellite operations in terms of technology and real-time knowledge.”