Participation reflects the Center's commitment to get acquainted with Search and Rescue latest equipment and techniques as well as related experiences and expertise
Abu Dhabi, 12 November, 2017 – The National Search and Rescue Center, affiliated to the Supreme Council for National Security in United Arab Emirates, will take part in the 15th version of Dubai Airshow 2017 to be launched under the auspices - and in the presence - of HH Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, in the period from November 12th to 16th. The Show will be held at Al Maktum's International Airport in Dubai Aviation City which is located at Jebel Ali, in the presence of a world class audience that includes a number of dignified Sheikhs, Prime Ministers, Defense Ministers, and some sister and friendly countries.
This participation reflects the Center's commitment to get acquainted with Search and Rescue latest equipment and techniques as well as related experiences and expertise. This event represents an important platform in the aviation industry, as it introduces state-of-the-art technology in the field of aerospace systems, airport solutions and rescue. Conferences and seminars held on the sidelines of the Show are also a chance for discussing and exchanging opinions and knowledge in various domains.
Commenting on this participation, Mr. Obaid Al-Zahmi, Deputy Director General of the National Search and Rescue Center, said: "It is a pleasure for us to once more take part in Dubai Airshow, which is a special platform that encompasses many local, regional and international companies specialized in civil and military aviation sectors, and Search and Rescue operations. We aim to make use of the Show in getting acquainted with the latest updates and special preparations provided by international companies in the aviation domain."
On the occasion of its participation in Dubai Airshow 2017, the National Search and Rescue Center will, in this year's version, unveil the Search and Rescue helicopter (Aagusta West Land – 139), along with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques used in Search and Rescue field. This sophisticated helicopter was designed to perform various tasks, in addition to performing all kinds of Search and Rescue missions while working 24/7 and reaching any point in the UAE from its base stations widespread throughout the country, with a cruising speed of 306 km/h (191 mph).
Agusta is equipped with night vision devices, in addition to communication enhancement devices, a specialized crane, and advanced aviation systems especially designed for land and water rescue operations. Agusta Westland-139 aircraft is equipped with night vision devices, communication boosters, specialized lift and advanced flight systems designed for land and sea rescue operations. With its white, red, green and black colors; Agusta Westland - 139 reflects the UAE flag..
Al-Zahmy added: "The wise leadership of the UAE has been keen to provide the National Search and Rescue Center, since its establishment, with state-of-the-art devices and equipment, make the best experiences in various specializations at its disposal, and adopt all necessary measures and procedures to help save lives of citizens and residents of the UAE."
Abu Dhabi-based National Search and Rescue Center is the first-of-its-kind center in the United Arab Emirates, undertaking all Search and Rescue operations in the country, while applying the highest international standards derived from the International Civil Aviation Authority and the International Maritime Organization.
The National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC) was established by Decree Law No. (4) of 2013 under the umbrella and supervision of the Supreme Council for National Security. The Federal Decree Law was officially enacted to establish the Center in February 2014. The Center's mandate is to provide Search and Rescue services, and advocate an international policy for the necessary procedures to execute and manage SAR operations.