Emirates SkyCargo signs space centre logistics deal

Emirates SkyCargo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to become the preferred logistics partner.
The deal, signed at the Dubai Airshow, means that Emirates SkyCargo will be MBRSC’s preferred partner to provide air transport services for satellites and related equipment relating to the organisation’s space projects.
The two partners will work together on the transportation of KhalifaSat, the UAE’s most technologically advanced satellite built completely in the UAE by Emirati scientists and engineers.
Emirates SkyCargo will help transport the satellite from Dubai to Incheon, South Korea, from where it will be prepared for final launch in early 2018.
“We are delighted to be working with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre as a preferred partner for logistics and honoured to play our part in UAE’s National Space Programme,” said Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo.
“Emirates SkyCargo has a long history of securely transporting sensitive equipment and technology on our aircraft. We have sophisticated infrastructure and well trained staff across our network to ensure that delicate cargo is well protected,” he added.

Caption: The MoU was signed in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, by Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, and by Salem Al Marri, assistant director general for scientific and technical affairs, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, during the Dubai Airshow.

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