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 reports.
Lufthansa Consulting has been given a wide-ranging contract by the government of Iraq to help transform the country's civil aviation.
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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
Saudi Arabia has sent 30 students to New Zealand to start air traffic control training with air traffic services provider Airways.
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
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.
A real time flight data exchange has been successfully implemented between the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Eurocontrol.
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 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
A new agreement between Morocco and Eurocontrol came into force yesterday, following the signing of a comprehensive agreement at the Marrakech Airshow last week.
The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Organisation for Safety in Air Navigation - EUROCONTROL, have today signed a Comprehensive Agreement.
The World ATM Congress began yesterday in Madrid, bringing together to discuss, demonstrate and sell means to transform air traffic management (ATM) performance.
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.
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
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.
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.
Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
John Swift, Director, NATS Middle East looks at the key issues that will be raised at today's ATC Global event in Dubai.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
The 26th ICAO Aviation Security (AVSEC) Panel meeting was held in ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, Canada last week of April.
A dedicated project management office (PMO) is to be established for the ICAO Middle East Air Traffic Management Enhancement Programme (MEAP).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
Aviation players must not risk flight safety in pursuit of profits, delegates at the World Aviation Safety Summit were told today.
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
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
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
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
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
The UAE has recorded the best results in an ICAO safety audit, rating it the highest in the world for compliance.
The UAE has selected Airbus ProSky to develop a conceptual design for the UAE en route airspace.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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