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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 16 February 2019

Head of Saudi Arabia's aviation authority sacked

The royal orders gave no explanation for his dismissal

The head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia has been removed by royal order. Pictured, the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Reuters
The head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia has been removed by royal order. Pictured, the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Reuters

The president of Saudi Arabia's national aviation body, Abdulhakim bin Mohammed bin Suleiman Al Tamimi, has been sacked from his position.

The decision to remove him as head of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) came from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, early on Tuesday.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency said that the "pertinent authorities" had been instructed to implement the royal order.

Mr Al Tamimi was appointed to his position in 2017.

No details were given for his removal from the position.

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