Muscat, it was officially announced a royal directive of Sultan Qaboos bin Said covering the establishment of a Public Authority for Civil Aviation with administrative and financial independence to promote the status of the Sultanate in the world level with relation to aviation industry.

The announcement was made by Sheikh Said bin Ali al-Mashali, Undersecretary of the Transport and Communications Ministry for Civil Aviation Affairs

al-Mashali added in a statement to Oman News Agency (ONA) that this step will enable the Omani civil aviation in the Sultanate to shoulder its responsibilities as per the best international practices in light of the challenges facing the civil aviation industries. This requires providing the highest safety and security standards that are in line with the recommended standards by the civil aviation affairs organizations.

al-Mashali continued the establishment of a Civil Aviation Authority will enhance the restricting of the civil aviation sector in line with the organizations charts for its peers in the international civil aviation sectors.

This will contribute to rehabilitating the national manpower in this field in line with the international requirements, encourage them to exert more effort and ensure employment stability for them, especially in light of the competition for the specialized jobs in the civil aviation fields. The civil aviation sector in the Sultanate', as it is the case with the civil aviation sectors in the world, should follow the regulations of the Civil Aviation Organization, the World Meteorological  Organization, International Air Transport Association (IATA) related to air navigations, airports, air transportation, telecommunications and other laws related to civil aviation. 

Source: Oman News Agency (ONA)