It has increased by 13.5% since the opening of "Expo 2020"
“Civil Aviation”: 70% expected increase in “air traffic” in the Emirates by the end of this year
Ahmed Al Jallaf: "(Expo), and the studied precautionary measures, contributed to accelerating the recovery of air traffic in the airspace of the Emirates."
It is expected that the air traffic in the country’s airspace will reach 2,100 air movements per day by the end of this year.
The Assistant Director-General of the Air Navigation Services Sector at the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Ahmed Al-Jallaf, stated that “the current statistics indicate that the forecasts of air traffic in the country’s airspace will exceed 2,100 air movements per day by the end of this year, compared to 1,238 air movements at the end of last year, a growth of 70 Approximately percent, in light of the lifting of flight restrictions by countries, the increase in the number of flights of national carriers, and the reception of vacation seasons and tourists from abroad to visit the country in general, and the global event (Expo 2020 Dubai) in particular. Precautionary measures Al-Jalaf added, in statements to "Emirates Today", that "Expo 2020 Dubai, in addition to the studied precautionary measures, contributed to strengthening and accelerating the pace of air traffic recovery in the airspace of the UAE, as a result of the impact of the (Covid-19) pandemic. Statistics indicate an average rate of increase in air traffic in the country’s airspace by (13.5%) since the opening of (Expo 2020), compared to the same period before the opening, and the number of more than 2,000 daily air movements was reached during some days in November, indicating that the resounding success of the Dubai Airshow constituted a clear message from the UAE, To the world, the importance of uniting efforts to overcome the pandemic, and the economic damage it has left on the world.” He stressed that the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center, which is affiliated with the authority, is constantly striving to develop air navigation procedures and systems and air routes, in line with the volume of changes and the expected growth in air traffic.He stressed that the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center, which is affiliated with the authority, is constantly striving to develop air navigation procedures and systems and air routes, in line with the volume of changes and the expected growth in air traffic.He stressed that the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center, which is affiliated with the authority, is constantly striving to develop air navigation procedures and systems and air routes, in line with the volume of changes and the expected growth in air traffic.
In this regard, Al Jallaf pointed out that the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center has raised the readiness and capacity of the UAE airspace, by putting in place many measures, including the provision of modern air traffic management systems, to keep pace with the rapid growth in air traffic, and raise the efficiency and skills of the cadre of traffic controllers. Air traffic using simulation devices to adapt to the expected air traffic numbers, as well as continuous coordination with national carriers and users of the country’s airspace, and continuous air traffic information exchange, through the Airspace Advisory Committee, and continuous follow-up of operational indicators, which contribute to the development of operational plans future, and to accommodate the increased growth without the need to place restrictions on air traffic.
At the same time, Al Jallaf said, “The project of the next generation air traffic management system, which the authority is currently preparing to implement, is one of the latest global systems to enhance and modernize the capabilities, capabilities and needs of the center, with the aim of upgrading and keeping pace with the great growth in the air navigation services sector, specifically the air traffic management in The state, where the infrastructure of the project was prepared by the engineers of the communications, navigation and reconnaissance systems to receive the new system in the center, and the training phase began, through which the air traffic control crew is trained to ensure readiness and readiness before implementing it and activating it officially next June.
He stressed that "once the project is implemented, the authority will contribute to achieving the national agenda of the UAE vision, through a sustainable environment, integrated infrastructure and a competitive knowledge-based economy based on innovation, so that the center will be able to accommodate the growing air traffic for the next twenty years, according to the highest standards of safety, performance efficiency, equipment and systems." and infrastructure to receive emerging technology in the aviation industry.
Regarding the new projects for regional cooperation that are currently being implemented, or that will be implemented and expanded in the future, Al-Jallaf explained, “There are many existing and new projects, which we are currently working on, including the (Free Air Routes) project, through which users can plan freely. Through an entry and exit point in the airspace, without being restricted to air paths, with the aim of reducing flight distance and increasing operational and environmental efficiency, as well as a project for the continuity of linking air traffic management systems for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, to facilitate the process of data transfer and automation of procedures, in addition to the project (Preparation for the World Cup 2022) in Qatar, and provide a mechanism to regulate the flow of air traffic to host this global event.”
It is noteworthy that the Director General of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Saif Muhammad Al-Suwaidi, recently announced an increase in the average air traffic numbers in the country from 1,238 movements at the end of last year to 1,538 movements in September 2021, with an increase of approximately 24.5%.
The Assistant Director-General of the Air Navigation Services Sector at the Civil Aviation Authority, Ahmed Al-Jallaf, said that “the biggest challenge facing the aviation sector and its continuity of recovery is the arbitrary restrictions or closures that are still imposed or pursued by many
from countries, negatively affecting the work of airlines, and restricting passenger procedures.”
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