President Sisi Directs Development of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Sector

by Asmaa Elwahy

President Sisi Directs Development of the Egyptian Civil Aviation Sector

According to Egypt today, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed Wednesday to push forward the development of the civil aviation sector, maximizing the investment of relevant Egyptian assets embodied in the central location and international airports distributed nationwide.


The president issued the directives during a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, General Intelligence Directorate Chief Abbas Kamel, and Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Abbas Helmy.


The minister presented the executive status of a number of projects, including the modernization of the fleet, governance of companies, and training of pilots and crew members.


The minister stated in November that the ministry seeks to achieve the Egyptian state’s orientation toward sustainable development and transform Egyptian airports into “environmentally friendly” by focusing on two axes through an ambitious plan.


The first axis is the transition to using new and renewable energy, rationalizing the use of electricity and relying on solar energy, while the second axis is to reduce emissions from aircraft and the tendency to use biofuels to reach the lowest amount of carbon emissions.


The plan is to implement the two axes while adhering to all international civil aviation organizations’ instructions and recommendations, in accordance with the objectives of the National Strategy for Climate Change 2050, through which the Egyptian state aims to reduce climate repercussions and confront the negative effects of climate change.

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