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