Dubai Airports Deputy General Manager – Dubai Blog


Dubai Airport is on the right track, having maintained its position as the world’s busiest international airport with 29.1 million passengers, and last week announced its busiest quarter since 2020, said Jamal al Hai, CEO deputy of Dubai Airports.

Jamal al Hai made this statement while delivering the welcome speech at the Airport Innovation and Development Conference at the Gulf Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) which was held in conjunction with the 21st edition of the Airport Show in Dubai.

Welcoming delegates, he said that the GALF is being organized in person after two years of the pandemic, marking a new, healed era of aviation.

“This is indeed the result of successful handling of the crisis and what you see in Dubai today is the result of a flawless response to the pandemic achieved through a balance between protecting people’s health and well-being. and minimize the impact on business and the economy.”

Delivering the welcome speech, Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), said that Dubai is galloping across all economic and social sectors, attracting businesses, talent, investors and tourists en masse. Dubai is fast becoming the world’s City of the Future, fueled by peak technology adoption, relaxed regulations and reforms. All of this will result in increased traffic and underlines the need to improve the safety, capacity and efficiency of Dubai’s airspace, where dans plays a crucial role.

Khalid Aljabir, Senior Vice President of Operations, Danish, read Ahli’s speech in his absence.

“We demonstrated our value when dans efficiently managed more than 1,338 aircraft movements daily through Dubai airports, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. dans manages air traffic through Dubai International, which has ranked first in the world for international passengers since 2014, and has handled around 1,115 million passengers on more than 7.47 million flights since the airport began. to operate in 1960,” he said.

“We are proud to implement the region’s first procedures for enhanced wake turbulence separation minima (eWTS) within the controlled zone. Dubai RECAT-Enhanced Wake Turbulence Separation is part of the vision of making Dubai the airport for the world, improving its airspace and airport efficiency along with carrier profitability.”

In his opening speech entitled “Standardization of regulations at the regional and global levels”, Mohammed Faisal al Dossari, Senior Director of the Aerodromes and Air Navigation Department of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), said that after COVID, the industry must work on all aspects of aviation. to standardize regulations and stimulate growth.

The UAE is expected to develop draft regulations on Vertiport in the first quarter of 2023 and publish them in the fourth quarter of 2023 for implementation in the first quarter of 2024.

Al Dossari said that the number of commercial drone organizations registered with the GCAA is increasing. “As of 2022, we have registered 20,000 private drone users, 870 commercial drones, and 181 commercial drone organizations to operate drones.”

Future developments include unmanned traffic management, UA scheduled operations, night operations, multiple unmanned aircraft operations, autonomous unmanned aircraft operations, urban air mobility, unmanned aircraft delivery, high-speed unmanned aircraft and high-altitude unmanned aircraft.

Yahya Abdalla Al Hammadi, CEO, Global Air Navigation Services (GANS), in his keynote address “Disrupting ATM to support the recovery of the industry”, said that Air Traffic Control could play a very important role in reducing emissions of carbon by adopting new technologies that can help airlines plan more efficient routes and work with other stakeholders to help reduce the overall carbon footprint.

The Airport Show, the world’s largest annual airport event, was opened by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group. , under whose patronage the event is held.

Hosted by RX Global, the world’s largest airport industry B2B platform has a strong focus on sustainability to help the aviation industry achieve a more sustainable airport industry that aims to reduce carbon footprint year after year. .

The Airport Show is supported by Dubai Airports, Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), dnata (part of Emirates Airline and Group), Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Global Air Navigation Services (GANS) and dans.

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