The State of Qatar, represented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has achieved an impressive air safety compliance rate of 91% during the safety oversight audit of civil aviation, according to the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP).
HE Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaie, Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCAA), said in an interview on CNBC Arabia yesterday that achieving this milestone and acquiring this very high number in the safety audit program was only possible by a large number of amendments in the Civil Aviation Law and the applicable regulations in the State of Qatar.
Al-Subaie pointed out that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed a new set of regulations, conditions, and requirements for air users so that the level of civil aviation remains in greater safety.
He added that ICAO has directed some important measures in this regard since November 2018 and Qatar aviation system has been strictly subscribed the new amendments.
No plan for anther airline brand
When asked about the news that Qatar may start a brand new airline rather than Qatar Airways for its own, he cleared the air over the speculation and firmly stated “Qatar Airways is dynamically engaged in passenger transport, air cargo operations and is continuing to increase its fleet updated with user-friendly automation. ”
He also added that the Qatari market is not likely to be more than one company, as the brand Qatar Airways has largely become what it is today and can’t think of much more viable affair with the scheme of things that the national career of the State offers.
Al-Subaie stressed that Qatar effectively dealt with the unjustified air blockade imposed by its neighboring countries. There was never a moment of uncertainty as Doha swiftly overcomes all the hurdles regarding the siege since its first day.
Over a period of two years, several measures have been taken with the aim of preventing any change in the air traffic in Qatar by creating new routes and activating other routes. The number of passengers at Doha Hamad International airport has been increased since the blockade and travelers around the world are happy with the layovers at DOH.
Al-Subaie pointed out that that with regard to the expansion of Hamad International Airport planned since 2014, it has already started bidding through the Qatar Airport Management Company, which will meet the increase in the number of passengers expected, especially whence people flock in Doha for 2022 FIFA World Cup mega event.
Published on 6 August 2019