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Emirates Airline President calls for international response to MH17

Emirates Airline President calls for international response to MH17

Tim Clark speaks out


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As one of the aviation world's most influential men, Tim Clark has expressed his thoughts on the need for a united response to the horrific events last week

Tim Clark, President of Dubai's Emirates the world's largest international airline has made a statement to make clear his wishes that all major airlines should agree to a shared response to the tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 – including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts.

It could mean that domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.

"The international airline community needs to respond as an entity, saying this is absolutely not acceptable and outrageous, and that it won't tolerate being targeted in internecine regional conflicts that have nothing to do with airlines," Clark told news agency Reuters in an interview.

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