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GCAA finalises approval for all heliports for all sea and gas companies in the UAE

Posted 31 December 2018 · Add Comment

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has approved heliports for all sea and gas companies working in the country.

The approval came after holding several meetings, workshops and accurate check-up to safety systems to these companies, so as to ensure an effective safety management system and good quality of heliports.

The Heliports approval is a long process requires specified conditions for the concerned companies include passing the required tests and measurement of quality and procedures followed.

Meanwhile, the oil and gas companies confirmed that the sea heliports legal regulations has raised the safety levels of procedures in all heliports and contributed to increasing the employees’ awareness through management practices of the heliports.

GCAA director general Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, said: “These legislations and national regulations related to Oil and Gas companies’ heliports are among the best practices and experiences that are appreciated by experts in the field. The regulations helped the Oil and Gas companies to introduce new performance indicators for the heliports safety so that they lineup with the ICAO’S requirements. The approval succeeded in achieving the objectives planned during the previous years and would help the GCAA to keep up to its responsibility regarding this field”

Ismael Mohammed Al Baloshi, the ADG for Air Safety Affairs said: “GCAA fully supports the Oil and Gas companies to ensure preservation of the required safety level and improving quality of procedures. The approval for Oil and Gas companies is one of the distinguished approvals that is rarely found in other regions of the world, pointing out that importance of the law represented in the annual follow up and supervision on the companies to monitor sustainability of their active safety systems”.

 

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