Dubai airport: development and operation

FO 1016/837 1965 Jan 01 - 1965 Dec 31

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • Letter from the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum to the Ministry of Aviation, confirming the Government of Dubai's acceptance of the costs and responsibility for the operation of an Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network Round-trip Time (AFTN RTT) providing a direct Radio Teletype (RTTY) link with Bahrain Telecommunications Centre
  • Letter from the Manager of Dubai Airport J A Taylor to the Political Agent in Dubai H G Balfour-Paul on the 'Development and Operation of Dubai Airport', dated 21 April 1965; a letter from Sheikh Rashid to Balfour-Paul requesting the latter to make the necessary arrangements for the inclusion of Dubai in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO); and a bilingual letter from Sheikh Rashid to Balfour-Paul requesting the latter to apply for the inclusion of Dubai Airport in the Middle East Region Air Navigation Plan, dated 4 July 1965
  • Letter from the Gulf Aviation Company Limited to the Manager of Dubai Airport on a draft of the timetables the former propose to implement after the opening of Dubai runway; a meeting between Captain Alan Bodger of the Gulf Aviation Company and the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Saqr Bin Sultan Al Qasimi about the transfer of five main line services to Dubai and a reminder by Balfour-Paul that under the current Air Services Agreement, 1960 the Ruler cannot unilaterally ban a particular civilian airliner from making use of Sharjah Airfield
  • Arrival of two non-scheduled Kuwait Airways flights at Dubai Airport on 31 May 1965; the arrival of a non-scheduled Syrian Arab Airlines aircraft at Dubai Airport on 2 June 1965
  • Letter from Taylor to Balfour-Paul on the latest charges to be introduced at Dubai Airport
  • Enquiry from M F Poffley of the Civil Air Attaché in the Middle East [Beirut] to M L Tait about whether Kalinga Airlines of Calcutta are still operating their weekly service to Dubai Airport
  • Dubai Air Navigation Ordinance approved by Sheikh Rashid on 24 October 1965