LONDON, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
GCAA, DANS, Dubai Airport and Emirates confirm their support
On 5-7 October 2015, the global air traffic management (ATM) industry will gather in Dubai, UAE for this year's eagerly awaited ATC Global Exhibition & Conference.
Hosting ATC Global in Dubai reflects the growing importance of the Gulf region as the global hub of air transport. Dubai, now the busiest international airport, serves every continent and directly links more than 260 cities. Dubai is the world's most accessible international destination.
Commenting on this year's choice of location, Paula Milburn, Development Director - Aviation, ATC Global said "Dubai was selected in response to an industry poll that identified UAE as the preferred location for a globally unifying industry event in 2015. Dubai has direct flights to every continent along with proven and sustained long term growth which is often the envy of hubs elsewhere. Geographically the Gulf is a fitting epicentre for discussions on Global ATM harmonisation."
Celebrating 25 years as the leading international event for the air traffic management and control industry, ATC Global will unite leaders and executives from air navigation service providers, aviation regulators, air traffic management suppliers, defence organisations, airports and airlines looking to build partnerships, share knowledge, meet new customers and debate the most critical issues facing ATM today.
ATC Global will build on its outstanding heritage, providing a series of unique networking and educational opportunities. The event will encompass a comprehensive exhibition featuring organisations leading the transformation of ATM and showcasing concepts, technologies and live demonstrations. It will also feature an exceptional three-day programme of high-level education including free-to-attend workshops and a prestigious conference on Connecting the Continents.
Leading industry stakeholders have also confirmed their support including UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), Dubai Airports and Emirates Airline.
Speaking on behalf of GCAA, Mr. Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi, Assistant Director General, Aviation Safety Affairs said "Our industry faces huge transformation as we progress the implementation of ICAO plans. As such, we thoroughly value the platform that ATC Global provides, this year on our doorstep, to work together with other regulators and providers from different regions of the world to share best practice."
Mr. Nils Svan, Vice President of Strategy in Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), stated "Dubai is becoming the epicentre of the aviation sector and as the global leaders of air traffic management are going to be convening in Dubai, we are looking forward to the vast opportunities that ATC Global will present and the platform of knowledge exchange it will provide to the aviation sector in the UAE."
Finally, Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates Airline explained "For Emirates, Dubai's geographical location between East and West has been vital to our success and we continue to drive our growth based on the principle that passengers can connect anywhere on the globe through Dubai. As we grow, we will rely on more efficient airspace management and make best use of technology on ground and in the air to support our increase in passenger demand. Air traffic management stakeholders will be required to re-examine the airspace structure, as well as practices that rely on automation to cope with high traffic demand in the coming years." Emirates will also be providing discounted flights for ATC Global attendees.
ATC Global successfully took place in Beijing, China last year with full backing from China's Air Navigation Service provider (ATMB) and China's Aviation Regulator (CAAC), securing the attendance of a high-level audience alongside key international stakeholders. SESAR and Eurocontrol Director Generals and senior members of the Chinese military were amongst them along with ATM buyers from across the globe.
For information about ATC Global 2015, visit the new website at http://www.atcglobalhub.com. You can also stay up-to-date with the latest developments by following @ATCGlobal on Twitter.
About ATC Global (http://www.atcglobalhub.com)
- ATC Global is the place for the international ATM community to do business
- ATC Global is a three day event comprising a world-leading exhibition, high-level conference, hosted buyer scheme, networking receptions and an extensive free educational programme
- Founded in 1990, the event unites industry stakeholders from across the globe with the purpose of sharing information, knowledge and expertise. It brings buyers and sellers of ATC equipment and services together in an environment conducive to conducting business
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It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,500 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 142 cities in 78 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.
The airline ranks among the top ten carriers worldwide in terms of passenger kilometres, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried as of 2007. As of 2014, the airline is the fourth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried and third largest in terms of scheduled passenger-kilometres flown. The airline is also the third-largest in terms of scheduled freight tonne-kilometres flown. The company also operates four of the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established in 1996 by Federal Cabinet Decree (Law 4) to regulate civil aviation and provide designated aviation services with emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace. The main office is located in Abu Dhabi and the regional office is located in Dubai to serve the northern Emirates.
The GCAA, which is the sole authority for the control and regulation of civil aviation in the UAE, is responsible for the provision of en-route air navigation services and all aspects of flight safety. In late 2009, the GCAA opened its new Air Navigation Centre, The Sheikh Zayed Centre, which is considered the largest and busiest air traffic management facility in the Middle East as well as one of the world's most technically advanced centres in terms of its design .
DANS has been successfully providing air navigation services in Dubai since 1967. Starting as a small department within Dubai Airports, the organisation has grown significantly in recent years to accommodate the exponential growth at Dubai Airports and to align itself more closely to a more traditional air navigation service provider.
As a result of the DANS Decree, DANS separated from Dubai Airports on 1 January 2014 becoming an independent organisation with the aim to transform into a self-sustaining and financially independent air navigation service provider. DANS will remain a government entity that sits under our holding company, Dubai Aviation City Corporation.
DANS' vision is to be globally recognised as the leading provider of air navigation services in the Middle East.
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