Dubai aviation redesign airspace to enhance its capacity

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Staff Report

Dubai: The Dubai aviation witnessed the implementation of the new designed airspace to boost the airspace capacity to meet the forecasted air traffic
demand for 2020 and beyond.

Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), the air navigation services provider of Dubai and
the Northern Emirates, that ensured the implementation of 90 new air traffic management procedures and the introduction of 150 new way points, in addition to the training of 168 air traffic controllers to guarantee the successful and seamless transition to the new design of the Controlled Airspace for Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

The Air Space Restructuring (ARP) project aims at delivering crucial benefits to the aviation sector in the UAE at large, for the enhancement of the increasing access to all airports within the country.

In the Dubai Aviation sector in particular, the project deliverables cascade into specific transformational results on annual basis such as enabling airlines to save fuel consumption of a total value of USD 14.6 million, driving CO2 emission reductions of 90,401 metric tons, furthermore enhancing air traffic movements capacity to accommodate continuous growth in the Controlled Airspace for Dubai and the Northern
Emirates.

Mohammed A. Ahli, the Director General of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and the CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) stated: “In accordance with the vision of the nation’s leaders to shape the future of Aviation, and in line with the vision of HRH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, and the guidance and leadership of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Dubai Air Navigation Services.”

A. Ahli continued, “We are tremendously proud to be amongst the leading entities who have contributed and supported in the delivery and implementation of the new airspace design of the UAE.”

“We highly appreciate the close support we received from Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Sultan Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, during the project, as well as the active management and noble cooperation spirit from the General Civil Aviation Authority. The past three years whilst working on the project, have demonstrated the importance of cross sector collaboration for the greater benefit of the United Arab Emirates.”

He said, “We are also proud to witness the Aviation sector arrive at new and unprecedented fronts, as it continues to cater to its prestigious customers of airports, airlines and authorities.”