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Abu Dhabi IntAEl Airport, Chicago OAEHare IntAEl Airport to become aeSister AirportsAE.

Summary: ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi International Airport and Chicago OAEHare International Airport, on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become aesister airportsAE, in a unique twinning arrangement which will see the sharing of technical, commercial and environmental best practices.

Under the agreement, the airports will set up joint Working Groups to evaluate ways in which they can work together on a wide range of areas. Aa A particular focus will be given to a personnel exchange programme which will provide training and skills development opportunities for Abu Dhabi Airport staff.

The MoU was signed by Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, or ADAC, and Rosemarie Andolino, Chicago's Commissioner of the Department of Aviation, in a ceremony at the AON Centre in Chicago. Aa

The signing was attended by leading members of a delegation from Abu Dhabi, and the UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, who are visiting Chicago to mark the recent launch of direct air services to the city by Etihad Airways. The agreement was initiated by the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies, a new aviation think tank and human capital development entity, which is an arm of ADAC, and the Chicago Department of Aviation. It is part of a select programme for international outreach with leading aviation entities. The Chicago Airport System is the world's busiest airport network. The MoU, signed by the two airports, aims to establish collaboration across a number of areas, including technical cooperation and exchange, airport business and development opportunities, as well as on-the-job training.

A professional technical exchange and development programme for personnel from the two airports will encourage skills-sharing and knowledge transfer, while the two companies will also look at business and commercial opportunities for the airports and their customers . Aa

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Date:Oct 18, 2009
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