SBIA to work with airport in United Arab Emirates

By on March 9, 2018
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The San Bernardino International Airport Authority has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Abu Dhabi Airports in the United Arab Emirates.

The agreement, which was signed last month at the annual Abu Dhabi Air Expo, links the local airport with Al Bateen Executive Airport, according to a statement released by both organizations this week.

“[This] agreement will allow for continuous cooperation and collaboration between both entities to maintain and develop safe, secure, environmentally compatible and efficient air transport systems,” the statement reads.

A memorandum of understanding is a formal agreement between two or more parties. Although not legally binding, a memorandum of understanding may be used to establish official partnerships, and it’s considered stronger than a handshake agreement.

Al Bateen, the sole business-only airport in the Middle East and North Africa, can accommodate up to 90 private jets. It handled an estimated 12,000 flights last year, a record for the 10-year-old aviation facility.

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Emirates and its second-most populated city.

San Bernardino International Airport is a general aviation and cargo facility at the former Norton Air Force Base. It’s overseen by the authority.