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Qatar isolation threat as airspace and route ban over terror accusations

Posted 5 June 2017

The five main UAE and Bahraini airlines are halting flights to Doha as a diplomatic row escalates between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen and states threaten to close their airspace to Qatar airlines.

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NATS settles down in Abu Dhabi Airport free zone

Posted 4 June 2017

UK's leading provider of air traffic control services. NATS has become the 200th business to receive a trade licence from the Abu Dhabi Airports' Free Zone (ADAFZ)

in Airports / ATM & Regulatory

UAE sets out its goals for infrastructure

Posted 16 May 2017

DUBAI: Barbara Saunders | The UAE is aiming to take top ranking in the air transport infrastructure sector of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index by 2021. Delivering the keynote address at the Global Airport Leaders' Forum in

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Strata moving to a whole new level

Posted 4 January 2017

Major contracts in recent months mark a further milestone in Al Ain-based Strata Manufacturing's journey towards becoming a major player in the world aerostructures market, as well as becoming an increasingly important employer in the UAE. Alan Dron

in Air Transport / Flight Services & Support / Airports / ATM & Regulatory

Iraq aviation to be transformed under new deal with Lufthansa Consulting

Posted 8 November 2016

Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.

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UAE GCAA'S LAUNCHES 2017-2021 STRATEGY PLAN

Posted 26 October 2016

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has unveiled its 2017-2021 strategy plan to guide the industry's development within the Emirates, writes Barbara Saunders

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Dans launches new approach to cut delays, reduce C02 and boost arrivals at DXB

Posted 23 October 2016

Dubai is to introduce new procedures that will see a reduction of peak arrival delay for Dubai arrivals by up to 40% at the world's busiest international airport.

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ICAO reaches agreement on carbon offset in historic conclusion

Posted 7 October 2016

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise emissions

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UAE GCAA and SESAR to cooperate on enhancing ATM

Posted 30 September 2016

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) have announced a new partnership aimed at improving the overall efficiency of air traffic management (ATM), optimising air traffic capacity and

in General Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

GCAA & DOT Abu Dhabi move to speed drone operations approvals

Posted 26 September 2016

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Abu Dhabi's Department of Transport (DOT) to electronically link their drone operation approval systems in a pilot project which could halve process times

in Air Transport / Technology / ATM & Regulatory

Qatar to be first with global flight tracking solution

Posted 26 September 2016

Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the world to adopt the new flight tracking recommendations by ICAO using a device called GlobalBeacon organisation's Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS)

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GCAA bans Samsung phone on UAE airlines

Posted 11 September 2016

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has banned the use of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard flights operated by the country's national airlines, according to a statement on the government news agency WAM. The ban follows concerns

in Training / ATM & Regulatory

Airways trains next contingent of Saudi Arabian air traffic controllers

Posted 4 August 2016

Saudi Arabia has sent 30 students to New Zealand to start air traffic control training with air traffic services provider Airways.

in General Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

Dubai plans first drone trading platform

Posted 17 July 2016

The fast-growing Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) free trade zone is to join forces with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) to exploit commercial drone opportunities. The two plan to to create a drone trading platform as part of the

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Iran Air's EU safety ban lifted as new blacklist announced

Posted 18 June 2016

The blacklisting of Iran Air on the EU safety register has been lifted in the latest list of airlines the European Commission considered not meeting international safety standards has been released.

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GCAA and Eurocontrol begin real time data exchange

Posted 13 June 2016

A real time flight data exchange has been successfully implemented between the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Eurocontrol.

in ATM & Regulatory

DCAA, DANS and EAU partner for technical academic programmes

Posted 6 June 2016

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai Air Navigation Services (Dans) and Emirates Aviation University (EAU) have pencilled a long term strategic partnership to train and developing human resources and provide

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Hold steady on tracking deadline warns IATA as technology develops

Posted 4 June 2016

In the aftermath of the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO adopted a proposal for airlines to adhere to a standard of reporting aircraft position at least once every 15 minutes when in

in ATM & Regulatory

Morocco signs Eurocontrol agreement to boost traffic management

Posted 3 May 2016

A new agreement between Morocco and Eurocontrol came into force yesterday, following the signing of a comprehensive agreement at the Marrakech Airshow last week.

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Marrakech Airshow: Morocco and EUROCONTROL sign Comprehensive Agreement

Posted 29 April 2016

The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Organisation for Safety in Air Navigation - EUROCONTROL, have today signed a Comprehensive Agreement.

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World ATM Congress opens in Madrid

Posted 9 March 2016

The World ATM Congress began yesterday in Madrid, bringing together to discuss, demonstrate and sell means to transform air traffic management (ATM) performance.

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Thales to replace ATM systems at at Hurghada and Taba International Airports

Posted 8 March 2016

Thales has been selected by the Egyptian National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) to replace and renew ATM systems at Hurghada and Taba International Airports.

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Dubai raises comms technology with new Park deal

Posted 7 March 2016

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, the UK-based air traffic communication systems subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is to expand the capability of the ATC communication systems at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World

in General Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

NATS outlines plan to help RPAS sector integrate with rest of aviation community

Posted 18 February 2016

NATS, the UK's leading provider of air traffic control services, has identified a three-point plan for the RPAS (drone) sector to flourish and operate in harmony with the rest of the aviation industry.

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Iran and Russia update bilateral agreement

Posted 12 February 2016

Iranian and Russian authorities have updated the bilateral agreement between their countries, fixing the maximum scheduled flights operated by each side at 28 per week.

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Radio spectrum allocated for global flight tracking

Posted 12 November 2015

Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

FOCUS ON ATM'S BIGGER PICTURE, IATA TELLS MIDDLE EAST

Posted 27 October 2015

Greater air traffic management efficiency is the main challenge facing the Middle East's aviation industry, according to the out-going IATA Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler.

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NATS' white paper opens up ATM alliance debate

Posted 7 October 2015

Air traffic navigation services provider NATS has released a seven-page white paper aimed at widening the debate over the need for collaboration and co-operation to ease the Middle East's air capacity dilemma. Entitled 'The Case For

in ATM & Regulatory

Paradigm shift urged in Middle East ATM arena

Posted 6 October 2015

A paradigm shift away from the established norm of the Middle East's ANSP operating arena is needed to address the region's growing ATM dilemma, according to a private sector leader.

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UAE'S GCAA and Eurocontrol sign flight plan data exchange accord

Posted 5 October 2015

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Eurocontrol have signed an agreement at ATC Global, currently running in Dubai, to enhance co-operation between the two for flight data exchange.

in ATM & Regulatory

GCC 's FIR study task force to convene this week

Posted 5 October 2015

UK management and technology consultancy Helios has confirmed that the task force for the GCC FIR study will convene for the first time this week with its Director Middle East, Alan Corner saying the focus would be “very much on practical

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

For GCC economy, ATC Global raises some key questions

Posted 5 October 2015

John Swift, Director, NATS Middle East looks at the key issues that will be raised at today's ATC Global event in Dubai.

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Egypt signs up to Middle East air space programme

Posted 10 September 2015

Egypt has become the latest country to sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the ICAO Middle East Airspace Management Enhancement Programme (MAEP) joining founder members the United Arab Emirates and Sudan.

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Helios selected to deliver an upper GCC FIR study

Posted 9 September 2015

Helios, the UK's management and technology consultants, has won a competitive tender to undertake a study into a flight information region (FIR) for the upper air space of the six Gulf Co-operation Council countries of the United Arab

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NATS seeks C-Suite buy in to Mid East ATC Economics report

Posted 8 September 2015

Air traffic management specialist NATS is looking to win C-level buy-in for its newly released report on the economic benefits of Middle East air traffic control improvements which says the region (comprising the six GCC

in Air Transport / Airports / ATM & Regulatory

Middle East can benefit by up to $16.3bn through ATC enhancements

Posted 8 September 2015

An estimated $16.3 billion in economic benefits can be achieved in the Middle East over the next 10 years by delivering enhancements to air traffic control systems, according to a new report commissioned by NATS.

in Business Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

Saudi and Aruba sign agreement for commercial operations

Posted 4 September 2015

The Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba (DCA) and General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA), has executed an ICAO 83bis Agreement which allows Aruban registered aircraft to operate commercially under a Saudi

in ATM & Regulatory

New European Union regulation to affect Middle East aviation

Posted 28 August 2015

A new European reporting regulation is intended to encourage an open aviation safety culture and has implications for Middle East organisations aligned to European standards. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Iraqi Airways banned from Sweden after EASA safety concerns

Posted 8 August 2015

Sweden has invoked a ban on Iraqi Airways with immediate effect claiming the airline does not meet necessary safety standards required within the European Union.

in Events / ATM & Regulatory

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum announced as patron of ATC Global 2015

Posted 8 July 2015

ATC Global 2015 today announced the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates

in ATM & Regulatory

Collaboration the key to UAE airspace restructure, says GCAA's Al Jallaf

Posted 7 July 2015

As a decision nears on an implementation roadmap for the UAE Airspace Restructuring the man leading the project, Assistant Director General, Air Navigation Services of the country's General Civil Aviation

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GCC Airspace Restructuring Project Imminent

Posted 15 June 2015

The start of an airspace restructuring project for the six Gulf Co-operation Council states is imminent, according to the Vice Chairman of the GCC Air Navigation Committee, Ahmed Al Jallaf.

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Air crew psychological issues under the microscope at Abu Dhabi aviation health conference

Posted 9 June 2015

Psychological issues in aircrew were the main focus of the third Aviation Health Conference hosted by The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Abu Dhabi this week.

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World Economic Forum discusses open skies to boost region's tourism

Posted 28 May 2015

In a session titled "Rebooting the tourism industry" at the World Economic Forum, held on the 22nd of May 2015, on the shores of the Dead Sea, the airline industry was invoked and its role in "airlifting" tourists into

in Events / ATM & Regulatory

UAE delegation takes part in ICAO Aviation security panel meeting

Posted 18 May 2015

The 26th ICAO Aviation Security (AVSEC) Panel meeting was held in ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Canada last week of April.

in ATM & Regulatory

MEAP takes a leap with dedicated project management office

Posted 12 May 2015

A dedicated project management office (PMO) is to be established for the ICAO Middle East Air Traffic Management Enhancement Programme (MEAP).

in ATM & Regulatory

DANS to seek bids for remote control service

Posted 12 May 2015

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the air navigation service provider for Dubai's two international airports and the airspace of the Northern Emirates, will shortly issue an RFP for the first version of a remote aerodrome control service

in Air Transport / Airports / ATM & Regulatory

UAE will have busiest airspace by 2030 - airport leaders told

Posted 11 May 2015

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will have one of the world's busiest airspaces by 2030 with the country's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) predicting the nation will service over 5,100 daily aircraft movements by

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Aviation Africa: Search and Rescue safety net needs to be extended

Posted 11 May 2015

Poor Search and Rescue (SAR) coordination has been highlighted by a succession of international air tragedies. In a case study, Brian Day, ICAO HQ technical officer, SAR (retired) and now a civil aviation SAR

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Aviation Africa: The challenges facing Open Skies

Posted 11 May 2015

No Open Sky agreements have been signed between African countries, but several have been signed between African countries and other regions. The consequence has been a limitation on the growth of Africa's airlines, efficiency

in Air Transport / People / ATM & Regulatory

Aviation Africa: Dr. Hamdi Chaouk outlines structured approach to success

Posted 11 May 2015

Former director of CAA in Lebanon (twice), Dr Hamdi Chaouk, now managing partner, Aviation Minds, opened the second day of the first Aviation Africa conference and exhibition in Dubai by explaining how

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Technology key to seamless Air Traffic Management in Middle East

Posted 3 May 2015

Civil aviation authorities in the Middle East are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies to grapple with the unprecedented air traffic growth that is threatening the pace of aircraft movements in the skies

in ATM & Regulatory

GCAA launches heliport regulations workshop

Posted 3 May 2015

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) conducted an inaugural Workshop supporting the implementation of the new regulations requiring all heliport operators to hold either a GCAA Heliport Certificate or Landing Area Acceptance.

in ATM & Regulatory

GCAA steps up safety inspections on Thai aircraft and operators

Posted 3 May 2015

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has increased its inspection on airplanes and aviation operators from Thailand following the announcement of safety gaps in the Thai civil aviation system.

in Air Transport / Business Aviation / Events / ATM & Regulatory

Ghana's transport minister to headline Aviation Africa summit in Dubai

Posted 23 April 2015

How aviation will help African countries improve their economies and cooperation between blocks of African nations will develop infrastructure will be the subject of a keynote address by Hon. Dzifa Aku Attivor,

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NATS hosts Oman workshops to bring latest thinking to airspace management

Posted 6 April 2015

Air traffic management specialist, NATS, has hosted a series of interactive workshops in Oman in an effort to share industry best practice and the latest thinking in the field of air traffic engineering.

in Air Transport / Airports / ATM & Regulatory

NATS highlights population impact on air travel

Posted 31 March 2015

Air traffic management specialists NATS, have released a video which looks at how the challenge in demand for airspace from regional population increases is being addressed for future air travel.

in Air Transport / Events / ATM & Regulatory

Beware putting profit before safety airline delegates told

Posted 16 March 2015

Aviation players must not risk flight safety in pursuit of profits, delegates at the World Aviation Safety Summit were told today.

in Air Transport / ATM & Regulatory

Middle East aviation focuses on environmental protection

Posted 14 March 2015

The second ICAO International Aviation and Environment Seminar for the Middle East which was held in the UAE last week addressed the reducing of carbon dioxide emissions, which is one of the key objectives of ICAO regarding

in Events / Airports / ATM & Regulatory

Future Borders: UAE's advanced passenger information system going live in Dubai

Posted 11 March 2015

The UAE's Advanced Passenger Information system is going live at Dubai International Airport later this week, according to Leyla Hareb, the assistant director of strategy & international affairs at

in ATM & Regulatory

New radar technologies from Airbus to improve air traffic control capabilities

Posted 10 March 2015

Airbus Defence and Space has introduced new technologies in its latest air surveillance radar which give the Airport Surveillance Radar Next Generation (ASR-NG) advantageous air traffic control

in Events / ATM & Regulatory

World ATM conference opens in Madrid

Posted 10 March 2015

The third edition of World ATM Congress opened today at the IFEMA Feria de Madrid and is expected to top last year's record attendance of 6,265 individuals from around the world. This year's Delegate Conference features a new format and a strong programme

in ATM & Regulatory

GCAA hosts safety event on call sign confusion

Posted 25 February 2015

The UAE GCAA hosted the three day ICAO MID Region First Call Sign Confusion Ad-hoc Working Group Meeting, to discuss issues occurring as a result of flight Call Signs Similarity that is considered to be one of the main risks facing aviation

in ATM & Regulatory

UAE is on top of the world for aviation safety compliance

Posted 18 February 2015

The UAE has recorded the best results in an ICAO safety audit, rating it the highest in the world for compliance.

in ATM & Regulatory

UAE selects Airbus ProSky to map out way ahead for airspace

Posted 12 February 2015

The UAE has selected Airbus ProSky to develop a conceptual design for the UAE en route airspace.

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Industry must collaborate for aviation safety as conflict zones expand across region

Posted 10 February 2015

As conflict zones continue to sprout up across the Middle East, aviation players are called on to collaborate to identify, assess and respond to risks that civil aircraft face from hazardous

in Business Aviation / ATM & Regulatory

MEBAA working party underway to resolve regulatory compliance issues

Posted 3 February 2015

The inaugural business aviation regulation working group took place on the 25th of January 2015 at the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) headquarters in Dubai, less than two months after the initiative was

in ATM & Regulatory

Air traffic efficiency under the microscope at regional ATM meeting

Posted 26 January 2015

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) hosted the first MID Region ATM Enhancement Programme Steering (MAEP) Committee meeting of 2015 in Dubai to discuss ways of enhancing the air traffic management

in ATM & Regulatory

UAE calls for GCC collaboration to combat airspace congestion

Posted 21 January 2015

The UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) urged civil aviation authorities in the GCC region for more cooperation to deal with the airways traffic congestion in the region's skyline.

in ATM & Regulatory

GCAA's “Run to Fly” Day” takes place

Posted 20 January 2015

Hundreds of people from the general public participated in the annual race, this year named “Run to Fly”, organised by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday 16 January in Zabeel Park, Dubai.

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DANS and Eurocontrol cooperate on wake vortex studies

Posted 19 January 2015

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the air navigation service provider for Dubai's two international airports and the airspace of the northern Emirates and Europe's ATM organisation Eurocontrol, have signed a Cooperation

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NATS settles down in Abu Dhabi Airport free zone

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Qatar isolation threat as airspace and route ban over terror accusations

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The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has unveiled its 2017-2021 strategy plan to guide the industry's development within the Emirates, writes Barbara Saunders

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The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) have announced a new partnership aimed at improving the overall efficiency of air traffic management (ATM), optimising air traffic capacity and

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