In a major milestone toward restructuring of the United Arab Emirates’ airspace and air traffic management systems, Airbus ProSky has completed an in-depth survey detailing the country’s current situation and what is needed to meet expectations through the 2030 timeframe. Also included is a concept of operations plan and implementation strategy.
The study – prepared in close cooperation with the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and National Airspace Advisory Committee (NASAC), based on an agreement signed in January 2013 – identified key policy matters for national-level decision, and produced 53 specific recommendations that will prepare the country for the future, and alleviate current day saturation and system limitations.
“GCAA is committed to making the difficult choices and putting forth effort to realize our ATM Strategic Plan for 2030,” said Ahmed Al Jallaf, GCAA Executive Director of Air Navigating Services. “This study was successful due in large part to the willingness and open collaboration of the UAE airspace stakeholders. This study has not only reached a significant milestone, but has produced extremely important research allowing us to be the Middle East ATM leader and set examples for other regions.”
The United Arab Emirates intends to implement a global programme capable of navigating the aviation industry safely and efficiently to the next era. The General Civil Aviation Authority will be working closely with its stakeholders to decide the necessary action plans for the next phase.
The Airbus ProSky subsidiary – which includes the Metron Aviation, Quovadis and ATRiCs companies – is committed to working side-by-side with air navigation service providers, aircraft operators and airport authorities to build a truly collaborative system with greater capacity, better performance and environmental sustainability for all stakeholders.