International Civil‭ ‬Aviation Day‭ ‬


It‭ ‬gives me great pleasure to send this message on the International Civil Aviation Day‭. ‬

7th‭ ‬December is a unique day in the annuls of civil aviation as it was the day the Convention on International Civil Aviation‭ (‬Chicago Convention‭) ‬was signed in the year 1944‭. ‬This Day is observed every year‭, ‬under different themes‭, ‬as the International Civil‭ ‬Aviation day since 1994‭, ‬the 50th anniversary of the signing of the convention‭. ‬

The‭ ‬Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization has selected the theme‭ ‬“Working together to ensure No Country is left behind”‭ ‬for 2015‭ ‬to 2018‭. ‬ICAO’s initiative‭ ‬“No Country Left Behind‭ (‬NCLB‭)‬”‭ ‬is to assist States to implement ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices‭ (‬SARP’s‭) ‬to ensure that SARP’s are implemented in a harmonized manner to enable all States to have access to socio-economic benefits that derive from safe and secured air transport‭.‬

The‭ ‬Dubai Civil Aviation Authority‭ (‬DCAA‭), ‬based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum‭, ‬Vice President‭, ‬Prime Minister of the UAE‭, ‬Ruler of Dubai‭, ‬and the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum‭, ‬President‭, ‬Dubai Civil Aviation Authority‭, ‬is committed to the implementation of the highest standards‭, ‬in cooperation with the Federal Authority‭, ‬to ensure safe and secured air transport system in the Emirate of Dubai which will eventually benefit the global aviation industry as well‭.‬

The Government‭ ‬of Dubai will continue with its work together with its stakeholders to ensure the efficient implementation of the highest standards and practices to provide a safe and secured air transport system for the benefit of the travelling public and the benefit of‭ ‬the peoples of the world‭.‬

I‭ ‬congratulate the ICAO and the Civil Aviation Authorities of the Member States for their untiring efforts and contribution in the‭ ‬development of international civil aviation and wish the aviation community the very best in their future endeavors‭. ‬‭ ‬




Mohammed Abdulla Ahli

Mohammed Abdulla Ahli