Emirates, Etihad Sign Joint Security Agreement
Emirates and Etihad Airways have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on aviation security.
The agreement, between Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group, is for the sharing of information and intelligence between the United Arab Emirates’ two largest airlines.
Under the MOU Emirates will provide security and training to Etihad and support the Abu Dhabi-based airline in the development of its security escort capability, with the groups working “together on operational areas both within and outside the UAE,” the Dubai airline said in a statement.
“This is a landmark partnership and one which is as important symbolically as it is strategically. As the national airline of the UAE, we have a responsibility to seek and develop greater collaboration with our major aviation partners in the UAE,” Etihad Vice Chairman Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi said.
The agreement was signed in Dubai by Emirates President Tim Clark and Etihad group chief executive Tony Douglas.