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GCAA to host Regional Runway Safety Seminar

June 3, 2014 10:26 am

The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is hosting the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2nd Middle East Regional Runway Safety Seminar from 2 to 4 June 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai. The event is sponsored by Dubai Airports and has been supported by Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways.

Approximately 200 attendees from the UAE and Middle East states are expected at attend, including representatives from ICAO, FAA, IATA, ACI, IFATCA, manufacturers (Boeing and Airbus), civil aviation authorities, air navigation service providers, airports, airlines and government agencies.

The Seminar will include panel discussion regarding the prevention of Runway Excursions, prevention of Runway Incursions and runway safety through Advances in Technology, as well as Local Runway Safety Team and Aerodrome Certification Interactive Workshops.

HE Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General commented, “The GCAA is extremely pleased to host this prestigious regional event in association with ICAO and other key runway safety stakeholders. Runway safety is paramount and the establishment of Runway Safety Teams ensures a collaborative approach to proactively and successfully formulate actions to ensure the Region maintains a solid safety record during this time of unprecedented aviation expansion and growth. We look forward to welcoming the international, regional and local participants to this valuable event.”

Mr Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi, Assistant Director General, Aviation Safety Affairs Sector and Chair of the ICAO Middle East Regional Aviation Safety Group added “The UAE has been at the forefront of regional runway safety initiatives within the region and we look forward to bringing together a large number of local, regional and international experts from diverse professional domains to promote a multidisciplinary approach to establishing the next level of safety excellence for the MID Region.”