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A rather frightening indictment of aviation in Saudi Arabia. With the rate of near-crashes more the seven times the global average, and a lack of investment in air traffic control, the skies over the kingdom do not sound safe. With growing numbers of aircraft in the country and the region, air traffic space is beginning to become a significant concern for Gulf countries. The news comes from a source at the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), who is keen to highlight the safety issues in the country.

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