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GACA Prepares Airports to Serve Dakar Saudi Arabia 2022

GACA Prepares Airports to Serve Dakar Saudi Arabia 2022
3 Jan

Riyadh,SPA:
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has prepared the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s airports to serve Dakar Saudi Arabia 2022. The Rally is organized by the Ministry of Sports, under the supervision and follow-up of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation.
The preparation includes a set of services inside the airports represented in preparing reception platforms, facilitating arrival and departure procedures, providing platforms for completing travel procedures, and organizing the operation of 15 helicopters of the aircraft registered with the Helicopter Aircraft Company, as many as 10 of which are locally registered, and 5 foreign helicopters. This is in addition to licensing 6 monoplanes for air support purposes such as medical evacuation and communications passing.
GACA has harnessed its capabilities to equip service platforms and facilities, provide all needed facilities in coordination with the relevant authorities and provide permits for organizers, operators and participants through the relevant airports. This is in addition to issuing 3 guidebooks (rally license requirements, refueling outside airports, dealing with dust generated by helicopters).
GACA has also issued permits to use a number of airports and aircraft entry permits, in addition to coordinating with the Saudi Air Navigation Services Company to organize air traffic for Dakar Rally operations.
The Dakar Saudi Arabia 2022 is the third consecutive edition to be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after it hosted the 2020 and 2021 editions. It is also the largest event in the world of motorsports, as this year's edition attracted more than (650) participants representing (70) nationalities from around the world, making it the biggest rally in terms of the number of participants.

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