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H.R.H Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Gulf Airlines gets license

Riyadh, June 9, 2016 GACA Report

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) intends to hand over a national Carrier License to the Saudi Gulf Aviation Company in the near future, the company will begin to conduct its domestic flights from King Fahad International Airport (KFIA) in Dammam.

This comes after the company has completed all the necessary conditions and requirements for air operator certificate (AOC) as required by the civil aviation regulations in the Kingdom and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Capt. Abdulhakim Albadur, Assistant to GACA President for Security, Safety and Air Transport, explained that GACA granted the license to the company after they have passed all the requirements and conditions needed for obtaining the (AOC), the license will be handed over in an official ceremony specially prepared for this event on the 22ed of June, 2016 and in the presence of the Minster of Transport and the CEO of the GACA.

He went on to say that GACA worked hand in hand with the company to meet all the needed conditions and requirement for granting such license, which is closely related to passenger safety. Also to ensure the readiness of the company’s fleet and the expertise of their flying crew and their capabilities. It was taken into consideration, the solid state of the company to ensure continuity in its work as an accredited national carrier.

He added that among the requirements and the conditions for granting the license is the existence of air operation center, a well-trained, highly qualified crew and the availability of the company future plans. Also one of the requirements, the availability of a well advanced booking system, a system for crew schedule, aircraft operating manuals. He mentioned that the company had to pass a field tests conducted by GACA to make certain of the professionalism of their crew in dealing with emergency and humanitarian cases.

He went on to say that GACA provided many advantages to attract qualified airliners and bring them into the Saudi market, at the same time certain conditions and requirements were put in place to ensure the airliners continuity in the market and to ensure the safety of passengers.

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