With the Aim of Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation and Consolidating Strategic Partnership .. Director General of GCAA Visits Rabdan Academy

With the Aim of Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation and Consolidating Strategic Partnership .. Director General of GCAA Visits Rabdan Academy

Abu Dhabi – 20 June 2022

H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the General Civil Aviation Authority, visited Rabdan Academy in Abu Dhabi to strengthen strategic cooperation and partnership as well as learning about Rabdan Academy’s best experiences, practices and future projects, where he was received by H.E. Dr. Faisal Al Ayyan, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, along with a number of executive directors and faculty.

The visit included a review of Rabdan Academy’s strategy and its active contribution to the development and modernization journey of the UAE, as well as a brief of Rabdan Academy’s leading academic disciplines in the various master, bachelor and diploma programmes in the safety, security, defence, emergency preparedness and crisis management (SSDEC) sectors.

During the visit, an overview was provided of the recent professional training courses carried out by Rabdan Academy as part of qualification, training and development programmes in an educational environment based on accredited international standards, alongside the presence of a training cadre of qualified specialized experts with their academic and practical knowledge in various disciplines and fields.

H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, stressed that the visit aims to strengthen the areas of cooperation and communication between GCAA and Rabdan Academy, including the exchange of information and expertise, and facilitate the utilization of various effective activities and programmes that support the civil aviation security and safety system. The visit reflects the depth of relations between national authorities in the UAE, through the exchange of expertise and enhancing the readiness of entities as well as the development of highly qualified national talents to meet current and future challenges.

Al Suwaidi added that GCAA always welcomes the extension of bridges of cooperation and exchange of information and expertise with academic entities in the UAE to reach the highest international standards and benefit from the expertise of both parties in managing critical plans and programmes to enhance the prestigious rank reached by the UAE civil aviation globally.

For his part, H.E. Dr. Faisal Al Ayyan, Vice President of Rabdan Academy, stated that Academy is keen to share its pioneering experience in training and qualifying national cadres with various UAE entities, providing all available capabilities to develop organizational capabilities and competencies and raising the performance of employees based on the best international standards and practices.

Dr. Al Ayyan expressed his appreciation of this purposeful visit, stressing that Rabdan Academy always seeks to deepen cooperation with leading national entities in order to support their orientations in achieving their strategic objectives and contribute to the wheel of progress and development, along with investing in education and scientific research in order to achieve a better future.

At the end of the meeting, Al Suwaidi presented a Shield of Honor to Rabdan Academy, expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the Academy’s efforts and its active role in the fields of education and vocational development.