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DFF, Emirates to drive aviation sector


Top officials during the deal signing ceremony in Dubai on Tuesday.

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates, Dubai’s award-winning international airline, to develop innovative solutions and enhance the future-readiness of the UAE’s aviation sector.

The DFF’s Dubai Future Labs, an applied research lab that designs, develops, and tests cutting-edge robotics and automation technologies, launched in June 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is mandated to drive the innovative project.

In the presence of Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, and senior representatives of the two entities, Khalfan Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of DFF, and Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates, signed the agreement during a meeting to employ the latest advanced technologies and innovations in the aviation sector to boost the sector’s contribution to the UAE’s economy.

They discussed developing new operating models and implementing unique ideas to help realise the vision of the UAE’s leadership in accelerating the role of public-private partnerships in shaping this economy.

Belhoul emphasised that being adequately prepared for shifts and challenges is a clear indicator of the agility and resilience of the diverse sectors and the dynamism of Dubai and the wider UAE in effectively harnessing emerging opportunities for growth.

The partnership aims to accelerate research and development processes to improve Emirates’ productivity and competitiveness and enhance the UAE’s attractiveness as a leading global destination. In addition, Emirates will endeavour to meet the highest standards of service and prioritise the health, safety, and satisfaction of its passengers while focussing on global trends in the aviation sector as it prepares for the future.


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