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Condolences

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority – President of Dubai Air Navigation Services and His Excellency, Mohammed Abdullah Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Air Navigation Services and all Directors, Executives and all employees of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Dubai Air Navigation Services, extend their sincere condolences and sympathy to the relatives and families of the victims of flydubai tragic incident and to the Russian people and Government and all flydubai employees His Highness also expressed his deep grief over flydubai Boeing crash 737-800, flight FZ981 while landing in Rostov-on-Don Airport, Southern Russia, this morning. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum also extends his gratitude to all Authorities all over the world for offering their condolences, sympathy and sincerity of their feelings and contribution to extend help, if need be.

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DCAA attends Bahrain International Airshow launch

DCAA attends Bahrain International Airshow launch

H is Excellency Mohammad Abdul - la Ahli, Director General of Du - bai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) attended the launch of Bahrain Interna - tional Airshow 2016 held at the Sakhir Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He was accompanied by a number of DCAA directors, including Saood Kankazar, Director of Air Transport and International Affairs, Shaima Al Qasimi, Senior Manager of Interna - tional Affairs, Ahmad Al Zarouni, Public Relations Manager and Balqees Al Junaibi, Media Manager. Ahli held a meeting with Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Tele - communications Engineer Kamal Ah - mad, to discuss a number of aviation sector related issues. The Director General and accompa - nying delegation made also a field visit to familiarize themselves with country pavilions and local, regional and international specialist aviation companies participating in the Show, and the latest equipment and modern technologies on display. The Bahrain International Airshow 2016 was privileged with the partic - ipation of UAE Cavaliers Team, who made spectacular air display individ - ual acts. Bahrain International Airshow is a three-day biennial event that enjoys the participation of a wide array of worldwide aviation industry compa - nies and authorities catering for the needs and requirements of the aviation sector in the Middle East region in general and the Gulf in particular.

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CIRO Extends Invitation to Emirati Young Genius Adeeb Al Blushi

CIRO Extends Invitation to Emirati Young Genius Adeeb Al Blushi

On a special invitation extended by the Head of the University of Korea for Robotic Research (CIRO), the young Emirati genius inventor Adeeb Al Blushi attended a scientific business trip to Korea to discuss a number of specialized topics, in an effort to come out with scientific and innovative development solutions. Within this framework, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, DCAA Director General, bade farewell to Al Blushi and his family at al Majlis Hall in Dubai International Airport. He was accompanied by a number of DCAA managers, including Mr. Saood Kankazar, Director of Air Transport and International Affairs, Ahmad Al Zarouni, Public Relations Manager, Nasser Al Najjar, Director of Information Technology and Balqees Al Junaibi, Media Manager. Ahli said: “The DCAA continually seeks to provide support for distinguished personalities, and those who make effective contributions. Adeeb Al Blushi is one of these distinguished personalities and he represents the promising generations of inventors and scientists, who will contribute to boosting the development and glory of the UAE. We as individuals and as members of DCAA and state institutions and departments must capitalise on the keenness of our leadership in supporting this distinguished category of people by virtue of their researches and inventions, which contribute to the welfare of the nation, members of the society and the world at large.” “My visit to Korea comes courtesy of a special invitation, and aims at discussing and implementing ideas. My visit to CIRO is the first of a kind in the history of this university, which only admits specialist and holders of Masters and Doctoral degrees. I am the first child to officially visit this grand university, and I look forward to it,” said Blushi. Adeeb Al Blushi is the first Emirati child to join in the CNN top 8 list of world genius children. It is noteworthy that His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has given special attention and care to the young Emirati genius inventor Adeeb Al Blushi, with the aim to engage him in scientific circles to meet with the scientists, specialists and experts of the most scientifically advanced countries in the world, with the aim to reach the highest creative and innovative levels.

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DCAA honours outstanding employees

DCAA honours outstanding employees

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has honoured its outstanding employees who have been selected by “Absher” initiative team, a collaborative initiative of the government and the private sector aiming to enhance the participation of national cadres in the labour market, in 2014-2015. The ceremony was attended by senior officials, including His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation. The most distinguished employees honours were presented in several categories, including; 1- Employees holding a variety of specialised Diploma, Bachelor and MBA programmes to develop carry on with the tremendous growth in the civil aviation sector. 2- Employees who have been working for more than 20 or 30 years. 3-Employees receiving an absolute majority of votes from the Commission staff on the distinguished staff award. A collaborative initiative of the government and the private sector, Absher aims to create more job opportunities for UAE nationals and attract them towards private sector employment. The initiative falls under the strategic framework of the UAE Vision 2021 to promote overall competitiveness in the UAE, a key pillar of which is to enhance the skills and participation of UAE citizens in the labour market.

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DCAA hosts charity lecture

DCAA hosts charity lecture

An educational and awareness lecture, hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), provided insights to the DCAA and Dubai Police Airport Security personnel into various types of charities and endowments and the definition of Waqf and its virtues and contribution to the society. The lecture, organized by the Government of Dubai’s Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, comes in line with the DCAA’s keenness to develop and promote close relations with the government and corporate stakeholders in the community development domain. At the end of the lecture, officials of the two organizations exchanged mementos.

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DCAA staff briefed on intellectual property

DCAA staff briefed on intellectual property

In the framework of strengthening cooperation between the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Dubai Customs, the Intellectual Property Department at Dubai Customs, organized a presentation to on the intellectual property (IP) for the DCAA employees. The lecture covered various aspects of Intellectual Property and knowledge transfer. The initiative between the two organizations is designed to strengthen the role of governmental partnership and cooperation in line with the goals of the Dubai Strategic Plan for the management of intellectual property. Dubai Customs is exerting relentless efforts to combat fake and counterfeit products and other items that can harm the safety and health and the interests of trademarks owners. The department has a separate section tasked with following up on issues related to intellectual property and trademarks. Dubai Customs is also keen on maintaining international trade’s legitimacy, as Dubai is considered a focal gateway for Western and Eastern trade movement. It has made great efforts in educating and raising awareness of the IPR and the hazards and harms of using counterfeit products on the community and the health of its members. The IPR Department commenced its operations in June 2005.

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DCAA hosts Iftar party

DCAA hosts Iftar party

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) organized Iftar party during the Holy Month of Ramadan for the staff members of the DCAA and Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS). The DANS employees participated in the DCAA Iftar party for the first time. Children from Beit Al Khair also participated and took part in the competitions and won prizes during the event. Employees also took part in the completion and were presented gift vouchers. The annual party was designed to promote team spirit and strengthen friendly relations among the employees.

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DCAA, Beit Al Khair charity initiative

DCAA, Beit Al Khair charity initiative

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), in collaboration with Beit Al Khair, organized a charity initiative during the Holy Month of Ramadan, titled, Will Give You Your Ediyah. This year’s initiative focused on workers and their happiness. They were offered money and certificates as a token of appreciation for their work. It is part of DCAA’s initiative to support the society and humanitarian initiatives. DCAA thanked Beit Al Khair for the successful conduct of the initiative.

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DCAA hosts ‘Our duties are different in Ramadan’ campaign

DCAA hosts ‘Our duties are different in Ramadan’ campaign

The Sawaheen Team at the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) organized competitions and other events as part of the campaign entitled, Our duties are different in Ramadan. During the month long campaign, they organized weekly quiz competitions on religious and historical topics. The winners were presented Dubai Duty Free (DDF) vouchers and other gifts. The first week of the programme was dedicated to DCAA followed by General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner Affairs (GDRFA-D), Dubai Customs’ Airport Operations and Dubai Police (Airport). This programme is held every year during the Holy Month of Ramadan to create awareness about various aspects of Islam among the staff members.

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DCAA participates in DIHQA

DCAA participates in DIHQA

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) continued its strong participation in the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) this year. The participation in the event, held from June 19 to July 8, is the outcome of the Authority’s keenness to participate in community and religious events, especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The DCAA Director General, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, accompanied by directors and heads of various DCAA departments and sections and other staff members, attended the event. He hailed DIHQA as a great initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to support Islam and Muslims. He said the DIHQA encourages the younger generation to memorize the Holy Quran and excel in its recitation. His Excellency Mohammed Ahli presented a memento to Ibrahim Bu Melha, Cultural and Humanitarian Advisor to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Chairman of DIHQA Board.

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DCAA staff visits HBMSU

DCAA staff visits HBMSU

Senior staff members of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) have recently visited the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) in Dubai. The HBMSU Chancellor, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, explained to the delegation the vision and mission of the university and various academic programmes it is conducting through affiliations and accreditation with reputed institutions of higher learning. He also explained the importance of Total Quality Management (TQM), Creativity and Innovation in the governance domain.

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ICAO, ACI and Sri Lankan officials felicitated

ICAO, ACI and Sri Lankan officials felicitated

His Excellency Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), in the presence of DCAA Director General His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, honoured ICAO, ACI and Sri Lankan aviation officials during their visit to the UAE. He presented mementos to Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General of ICAO, Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI), and D Saranapala, Secretary of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Civil Aviation. H M C Nimalsiri, Director General and CEO of Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, was also present. These officials were in Dubai to attend meetings and 15th edition of Airport Show held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman of Dubai Airports.

Created at: 18-02-2016 9:28:08 AM
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DCAA briefed about updated DM strategic plan

DCAA briefed about updated DM strategic plan

Senior officials of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) were briefed about the updated strategic plan of Dubai Municipality (DM). Abdullah Abdul Rahman, Director of Organizational Excellence at Dubai Municipality, provided insights into the revised strategic plan and its key highlights during his visit to the DCAA headquarters recently.Both sides discussed ways in which government organizations could coordinate and cooperate to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, especially for customer satisfaction and linking of services provided to the customers

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Heliport certificate for Baraha Hospital

Heliport certificate for Baraha Hospital

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has awarded certificate for the helipad at the Baraha Hospital in Dubai.His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, handed over the certificate to Dr. Sharifa Al-Emadi, Deputy Director for Administrative Affairs at Baraha Hospital. Also present were Khaled Aref, Director of Standards and Regulations, DCAA, and Michael Rudolf, ‎Head of Aviation Regulations & Safety, DCAA. Set up in 1997 and operated by the Ministry of Health, Baraha Hospital, also known as Kuwaiti Hospital, is located next to Dubai Hospital in Al Baraha neighborhood in Deira.

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DCAA celebrates Al Nasr Club’s victory

DCAA celebrates Al Nasr Club’s victory

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) celebrated the winning of the President’s Cup by Al Nasr Club. Among those in attendance were DCAA Director General, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Khaled Aref, Director of Standards and Regulations, Abdul Rahim Al Mulla, Director of Corporate Support, Abdul Razzaq Al Hashemi, Assistant Director of Corporate Support, and Saud Abdul Aziz Kinkzar, Director of Air Transport and International Affairs. Founded in 1945, Al Nasr has an outstanding track record, having won all three of the biggest national tournaments – the Arabian Gulf League (1978, 1979 and 1986), the President’s Cup (1985, 1986, 1989 and 2015) and the (now-defunct) UAE Federation Cup (1988, 2000 & 2002) as well as wearing national colours at international tournaments.

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DCAA celebrates Hag Al Layla

DCAA celebrates Hag Al Layla

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) organized several activities to mark Hag Al Layla, the 15th day of the Islamic month of Shaaban that precedes the Holy Month of Ramadan. DCAA Director General, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, joined directors of departments and heads of sections and staff and their children in celebrating the festivities. His Excellency Mohammed Ahli and a DCAA team called on His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman of Dubai Airports, and extended greetings on the occasion. DCAA employees celebrated the occasion in true Emirati traditions with the involvement of children of the DCAA staff members with traditional gaiety and fervor. Hag Al Layla sweets and gifts were also presented.

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DCAA hosts workshops on air transport

DCAA hosts workshops on air transport

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) hosted workshops which discussed air transport regulations. Organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in cooperation with General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the workshop participants debated about the development of the civil aviation industry globally and ways and means to strengthen relationship among the industry stakeholders. The meeting attracted participants from 35 countries. DCAA Director General His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Ahli, and Laila Ali bin Hareb Al Muhairi, Assistant Director General for Strategy & International Affairs at GCAA, were among those who addressed the workshops. The event was designed to help strengthening of cooperation and coordination among the ICAO Member-States and other industry stakeholders. The UAE, a member of ICAO since 1972, has been recently acknowledged by the ICAO for having the safest aviation industry in the world.

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DCAA supports ‘Speed Kills’ campaign

DCAA supports ‘Speed Kills’ campaign

The DCAA Director General, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, received a memento from His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for supporting the Speed Kills campaign conducted by Dubai Police as part its initiatives to promote traffic safety. DCAA participated in the public awareness and knowledge-sharing initiative as a Diamond Sponsor. The honouring ceremony was attended among others by Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

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DCAA launches Happiness Meter

DCAA launches Happiness Meter

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has launched Happiness Meter as its new initiative to measure customer satisfaction with its services. DCAA is among the first government organizations to implement Happiness Meter in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, about the Smart Government and making customers happy. Happiness Meter, DCAA said, will help assess the customer satisfaction levels with the services the Authority provides and better its performance in dealing with customers and stakeholders. The Happiness Meter offers three options to choose by the customers for each transaction. The initiative was launched to daily measure the public’s happiness and satisfaction with government services. Using electronic devices connected to a central network, Happiness Meter will send daily reports to decision-makers enabling them to understand which services customers are pleased with and are not pleased with on any particular day. Happiness Meter will allow customers to rate their experience while using government websites, apps or services received in person. Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) announced that it has officially activated the Happiness Meter from the first week of April on the websites and affiliated service centres of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Dubai Courts, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Culture, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai Statistics, Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, Finance Department, DSG, Islamic Affairs Department, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and DCAA.

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DCAA celebrates International Workers’ Day

DCAA celebrates International Workers’ Day

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, in collaboration with the Dubai Police’s Airport Security General Administration, celebrated the International Workers Day on the first day of May. A cake was cut to mark the day and workers from various nationalities from the Dubai International Airport were presented gifts. The UAE celebrates annually the International Workers’ day as gesture of thankfulness and appreciation for the great role played by workers to build the country.

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Chile and Costa Rica delegation visits DCAA

Chile and Costa Rica delegation visits DCAA

A delegation from the civil aviation authorities of Chile and Costa Rica visited the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority as part of a training programme organized by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The visitors toured the Department of Air Transport and International Affairs, where they were received by Saud Kinkzar, its Director who briefed them about the role and responsibilities of the department. They also toured the Dubai International Airport to get a hands-on knowledge about the functioning of various facilities at the world’s number one airport for international passengers.

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DCAA felicitates DIA staff

DCAA felicitates DIA staff

The Aviation Safety and Accident Investigation Department at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has felicitated a number of staff at the Dubai International Airport in recognition of their cooperation and support to the DCAA staff.

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DCAA team visits Dubai Police HR

DCAA team visits Dubai Police HR

A delegation from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) visited the General Department of Human Resources at Dubai Police to learn about the best practices in Human Resources domain. Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Jassim Mohammed Abdullah, Head of Human Resources Restructuring Team at Dubai Police, welcomed the DCAA delegation which comprised of Hamad Al Janahi, Head of Human Resources, Mohammed Al Zarouni, Director of Air Transport, Amna Al Suwaidi from the Strategy and Excellence Office, and Hafidh Al Zaraei, Head Of Airport Certification at Standards & Regulations Department. The delegation was briefed about the Dubai Police’s Human Restructuring project which is designed to meet the needs of the Dubai Police and transform it into an even better organization.

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DCAA participates in DGAE

DCAA participates in DGAE

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has participated in the 3rd edition of the Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The exhibition provides an annual platform to government entities in Dubai to showcase their achievements and their journey of excellence in various domains. The number of participants in the DGAE, organized by Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) that belongs to the Secretariat General of the Dubai Executive Council, has increased from 14 last year to 32 this year. DGAE this year was held under the theme, Local Government and Global Achievements. There was focus on innovation and creativity by government bodies, especially in the field of smart government. DCAA showcased the transformation of aviation industry in Dubai and a diverse range of smart government initiatives it launched. His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: “We are proud about the achievements in the civil aviation in the UAE which was capped by ICAO declaring the country to be home to the safest aviation industry. The DCAA is continuously working towards the development of civil aviation sector and enhancing the levels of excellence for its services which will contribute towards meeting the challenges of the future and more achievements at both local and global levels.”

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DCAA participates in Careers UAE 2015

DCAA participates in Careers UAE 2015

For the seventh successive year, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) participated in the Careers UAE, a leading recruitment, training and education exhibitions for the UAE nationals. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the three-day exhibition was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). It was organized by DWTC in conjunction with Tanmia, Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University and UAE University. The DCAA utilized the 15th edition of the fair to boost its Emiratisation programme and encourage Emirati nationals to join the fast-expanding aviation industry which is projected to contribute $44 billion to Dubai’s economy by 2020. Careers UAE 2015 offered UAE nationals a diverse range of career and internship opportunities in industries such as aviation, education, energy, engineering, financial services, hospitality, retail and technology. His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: “Careers UAE 2015 provided the Authority a great opportunity to attract Emiratis to take up careers in the highly-promising aviation sector given its rising contribution to the economy in line with the vision of the government. DCAA is keenly pursuing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum about providing job opportunities to the UAE nationals, especially in strategic domains like the civil aviation.” He added: “DCAA has in place a number of initiatives to attract qualified Emiratis as part of the measures to develop the next generation of UAE nationals to take up responsible positions in specialized disciplines and thereby contribute to the development of the country.” Hamad Al Janahi, Head of Human Resources at DCAA, said the Authority has been keenly pursuing Emiratisation by providing employment opportunities and building a cadre of competent and trained professionals for the aviation industry. The overall Emiratisation in the DCAA currently stands at 70 per cent, while the senior leadership is completely in the hands of Emiratis and 71 per cent of the middle level management is made up of UAE nationals.

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DCAA participates in Airport Show 2015

DCAA participates in Airport Show 2015

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participated in the 15th Airport Show in Dubai which was opened by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. This marked the fourth successive year participation of DCAA in the B2B platform for the airport industry which this year attracted over 300 exhibitors from 40 countries and over 100 hosted buyers from 30 countries. His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, accompanied His Highness Sheikh Ahmed during the tour of the exhibition and the DCAA stall. The Authority, according to His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, utilized the exhibition to showcase its various initiatives in the civil aviation domain, especially the smart applications and customer services. More than 8000 people from various parts of the world visited the three-day exhibition.

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DCAA staff visits Noble Museum

DCAA staff visits Noble Museum

His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, led a team of senior officials of DCAA which visited the month-long travelling Noble Museum hosted by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation at Burj Khalifa. The Noble Museum sheds light about how Nobel Prize-winning efforts have shaped and transformed the world. This was Nobel Museum’s travelling exhibition first appearance in an Arab city and was made possible under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The exhibition was open to general public without any entrance fee. The exhibition was held under the theme ‘Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World’. Nobel Museum exhibition enabled the public to get acquainted with the concept of the Nobel Prize and the most prominent innovators who have contributed to humanity’s welfare and development. With five pavilions, the exhibition showcased the inventions and works of Nobel Laureates from across the world as well as the two Arab prize winners. With displays from the world of physics, economics, medicine, literature, chemistry and peace the museum hopes to inspire the next ideas that will change the world.

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HH Sheikh Mohammed attends leadership programmes graduation

HH Sheikh Mohammed attends leadership programmes graduation

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the graduation ceremony for four government leadership programs. DCAA’s “Aviation Falcons” were graduated at this ceremony. DCAA congratulated the graduates of the leadership program and extended best wishes to Abdulrazzak Alhashemi, Abdulla Al Hammadi, Hanan Hussain Al Mazimi, Shima Al-Qasmi, Hamad Al Janahi, Mohammed Al Zarouni, Ahmed Al Hammadi, Hafidh Masoud, Eman Ali, Fatma Al Sayegh and Bader Belselah

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DCAA launches smart application for landing permits

DCAA launches smart application for landing permits

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has launched a new smart application for obtaining aircraft landing permits as part of the Smart Government initiative in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The new application is available for downloads through iPhone App Store, Google Play, Blackberry and Windows smart phones. DCAA had launched 14 smart services as part of its journey to transform its services available to the customers. His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General, DCAA, said: “Our smart government initiatives are designed to serve the customers well and make them happy. Through this application, we have made it easy for airlines to obtain aircraft landing permits for scheduled and unscheduled flights within 30 minutes. There is also facility to pay the requisite fees electronically, thereby eliminating the need for visiting the DCAA headquarters.”

Created at: 17-02-2016 2:59:20 PM
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Quadrilateral agreement on helicopters movement

Quadrilateral agreement on helicopters movement

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has signed an agreement with Dubai Air Wing, GAL Navigation Services and the UAE Armed Forces to regulate the movement of helicopters within the airspace of Al Minhad Air Base. In the presence of His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, the agreement was signed by Khaled Al Arif, DCAA’s Director of Standards and Regulations, Jassem Al Shehi, Deputy Manager of Airspace Control at GAL Navigation Services, and Hank Harinton, Head of Helicopters at Dubai Air Wing and UAE Armed Forces. The agreement is for regulating and facilitating the movement of Air Wing helicopters to and from Dubai International Airport and Al Minhad Airbase and the restricted areas surrounding it in the Emirate of Dubai. It aims to upgrade coordination and collaboration with aviation sector stakeholders through facilitating and streamlining air traffic flows and allocation of responsibilities amongst the four parties for optimal usage results.

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DCAA honoured for Earth Hour participation

DCAA honoured for Earth Hour participation

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has been honoured by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for its successful participation in the Earth Hour 2015 programmes. His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, presented a memento to DCAA which was received by Mohammed Al Zarooni, Head of Air Transport at DCAA, in the presence of His Excellency Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) at a ceremony. DCAA has been a regular participant in the global event. Dubai was the first Arab city to participate in Earth Hour in 2008, a year after its global launch. It is now observed in 162 countries and territories worldwide. This year’s Earth Hour was held under the theme, Use Your Power to Change Climate Change. The UAE residents were urged to go beyond switching off power for an hour and reduce the usage of desalinated water that causes huge amount of carbon emission. The UAE has the third largest water consumption per capita on the planet with the average resident using in excess of 550 litres per day, three times the normal human consumption. Observed on the last Saturday of every March, Earth Hour is a global symbolic initiative to protect the environment. Usually, people turn off lights and non-essential electrical appliances from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm that day to reduce energy consumption and carbon emission that is harmful to Mother Earth. DEWA says a total of 1,163gWh of electricity and 5.4 billion imperial gallons of water were saved during the past six years. This is equivalent to AED752 million, and over 536,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

Created at: 24-05-2015 1:38:06 PM
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DED team visits DCAA headquarters

DED team visits DCAA headquarters

A delegation from the Department of Economic Development (DED) visited the headquarters of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) as part of the initiative aimed at honoring the strategic partners and build constructive future partnerships. The DED team presented a memento to DCAA officials as a token of appreciation for the cooperation. DED is the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic agenda of the Emirate of Dubai, UAE. DED supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity growth. DED and its agencies develop economic plans and policies, identify and support the growth of strategic sectors, and provide services to domestic and international investors and businesses.In 2013, DED and DCAA signed a Joint Cooperation Agreement for the exchange of knowledge and expertise and institutional experiences at all levels, along with an agreement to connect the electronic systems of the two parties for the purpose of licensing activities of the DCAA. The agreement came within the framework of joint efforts between government entities in the emirate to improve the performance of joint operations and to facilitate measures which have a positive impact at economic, social and cultural levels.

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DCAA honours Zayed University students

DCAA honours Zayed University students

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) honoured students of Zayed University. Mr. Abdulrahim Al Mulla, Director of Corporate Support at DCAA, presented the Certificates of Accomplishment to them at the completion of their two month training programmes as part of their graduation. During the training programme, the UAE national students worked in various departments at the DCAA and acquired practical knowledge about the role and responsibilities of various arms of the civil aviation regulator. The programme provided them insights about the working of the civil aviation industry in the emirate and will enable them to join the civil aviation domain on completion of their studies. Zayed University is one of the government-sponsored higher education institutions in the UAE. ZU seeks to establish a cutting-edge educational environment that promotes creativity and innovation, prepares qualified graduates who are able to contribute to the development process and delivers high-quality education that focuses on enriching students’ knowledge and skills.

Created at: 24-05-2015 1:33:00 PM
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International Civil Aviation Organization lists UAE’s postal stamps under the ICAO’s 70th Anniversary Postal History

International Civil Aviation Organization lists UAE’s postal stamps under the ICAO’s 70th Anniversary Postal History

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) in collaboration with the Emirates Post released three commemorative postal stamps and a first day cover on 7th December 2014 coinciding exactly with the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the 20th Anniversary of the International Civil Aviation Day, to celebrate Dubai’s inspiring civil aviation growth and development since 1937. These postal stamps reflect the significant developments that took place during the three eras that converged the wonderful journey of civil aviation in Dubai from the creek, namely the signing of the Dubai Commercial Air Agreement in 1937 considered as the first to pursue an open skies policy in the world, leading towards establishing a twin-airport city and takings its airlines, Emirates and flydubai, to greater heights besides other areas of the aviation industry. In addition to the release of the postal stamps, we paid our tribute to the drafters of the Chicago Convention, the International Civil Aviation Organization and its officials and to all the States for their contribution towards the development of international civil aviation for the benefit of the people and to preserve friendship and understanding amongst nations. During this occasion, DCAA also released a special edition of its monthly bilingual newsletter, Via Dubai dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Chicago Convention. We are delighted with ICAO’s decision to list the postal stamps issued during the aforesaid event under the ICAO’s 70th Anniversary Postal History. This will certainly enable the present and future generation of the United Arab Emirates to cherish the wonderful memories of our aviation history and also to tell the world of our commitment to develop the international civil aviation industry for the benefit of the peoples of the world and the travelling public. Emirate of Dubai has been working closely with the ICAO in many areas and will continue with our commitment to support ICAO’s endeavors. Amongst the important events is the inaugural ICAO Air Services Negotiation Conference held in Dubai in 2008 hosted by the DCAA, a conference that has come to stay as a regular ICAO event. http://www.icao.int/secretariat/PostalHistory/70th_anniversary_of_icao.htm

Created at: 19-04-2015 1:31:03 PM
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DCAA hosts Mother’s Day programme

DCAA hosts Mother’s Day programme

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) organized a programme to observe Mother’s Day to highlight and appreciate their important role in the wellbeing of families and communities they live in. The programme involved the participation of women employees and working mothers at the Authority who commended the DCAA for this initiative. March 21 is observed as Mother’s Day in many countries including the UAE. Gift vouchers for Dubai Duty Free at Dubai International Airport were presented to them as a token of appreciation and in recognition of their role. DCAA is keen on enhancing its participation in all community-related events and initiatives as part of the efforts to generate wider employees’ satisfaction and consolidate relations among them. Khalif Al Arif, Director of Standards and Regulations at DCAA, was among the senior management team which attended the programme.

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DCAA honours employees for voluntary work

DCAA honours employees for voluntary work

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has honoured its employees for their ceaseless efforts and valuable contribution towards the success of events and activities it celebrate the Kuwait National Day. Khalid Al Arif, Director of Standards and Regulations at the DCAA, felicitated the staff members who were associated with the Kuwait National Day festivities, at a ceremony held at the DCAA Headquarters at the Dubai International Airport recently. Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the employees, drawn from various sections and departments, in recognition of their efforts in community services and events and for promoting the Authority in a prominent and recognizable fashion.

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DCAA honours Abu Dhabi University students

DCAA honours Abu Dhabi University students

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has honoured Abu Dhabi University students on the completion of a training programme as part of their graduation project which lasted for a month. The ceremony, held at the DCAA headquarters, was attended by Abdulrahim Al Mulla, Director of Corporate Support, and Abdul Razzack Al Hashimi, Deputy Director of Corporate Support at DCAA. The goal of the training was to provide knowledge and on-job experience to the Emirati students during the programme. The students visited various departments at the Authority to learn about their various responsibilities and functions to gain working experience at the civil aviation regulatory body.

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DCAA participates in DGAE

DCAA participates in DGAE

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is actively participating in the 2015 edition of Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organized by the Dubai Executive Council and Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP), the exhibition is designed to highlight the leadership qualities of the government of Dubai in various fields, which has led to excellence and innovation. The exhibition highlights the achievements, services and projects of all the government departments and entities under one umbrella. This year’s exhibition is taking place from March 30 to April 1 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Al Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: “We are proud about the achievements of the UAE in the civil aviation and the top global position the country enjoys in the aviation safety domain as spelled out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).” “The DCAA is continuously working towards the development of civil aviation sector and enhancing levels of excellence to its services which will contribute to meeting the challenges of the future to achieve even more achievements at the local and global level.” Through its participation in the DGAE, the DCAA intends to highlight its diverse activities and initiatives in the civil aviation domain and the amazing transformation of the civil aviation in the Emirate of Dubai.

Created at: 19-03-2015 11:43:22 AM
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DCAA celebrates Kuwait’s National Day

DCAA celebrates Kuwait’s National Day

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), in collaboration with the General Department of Airport Security at Dubai Police, organized special celebrations at the Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 to mark the 54th National Day of the State of Kuwait on February 25. As a token of love and appreciation, a DCAA team presented roses and sweets to passengers arriving on a Kuwait Airways flight and the crew members. National and popular Kuwaiti songs added a musical touch to the festive atmosphere of the celebrations. The celebrations were an embodiment of the distinguished brotherly relations and historical ties between the leaders and people of the UAE and Kuwait. The Kuwaiti nationals expressed their happiness regarding the warm and authentic welcome received by the Emirati people.

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DCAA honours American Academy students

DCAA honours American Academy students

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has honoured a group of students from the American Academy in Al Mizhar at the completion of a training programme which lasted for a week. The ceremony was attended by Abdul Rahim Al Mulla, DCAA’s Director of Corporate Support, and Hamad Al Janahi, Head of Human Resources at DCAA. During the training, the students visited all the departments and sections of the DCAA to learn about their functions and responsibilities and gain practical knowledge about the working of the civil aviation industry. The training programme aims to encourage students to work and engage in the civil aviation sector in the future. __________________________

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DCAA and Airside signs cooperation deal

DCAA and Airside signs cooperation deal

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and the German company, Airside GmbH, have signed a cooperation and training agreement in the field of civil aviation. Abdul Rahim Al Mulla, DCAA’s Director of Corporate Support, and Prof. Dr. Ing. Holger Schulz, Director of Airside GmbH, signed the agreement in the presence of Khalid Khalid Al Arif, GCAA’s Director of Standards and Regulations, and Hani Abu El Soud, Head of Strategy and Organizational Excellence Office at DCAA, and representatives of Airside GmbH. The agreement aims to pave the way for the aviation industry professionals to join the training courses conducted by the company. The agreement has provision for free seats and discounts for the DCAA employees for the training courses. A programme with two training sessions of four days was conducted at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. __________________________

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DCAA to host World Aviation Safety Summit in March 2015

DCAA to host World Aviation Safety Summit in March 2015

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, the Aviation Safety Summit 2015 will be held on 16th and 17th March 2015 in Dubai. The Summit will bring together local and international stakeholders from regulatory authorities, airline operators, airport operators, aircraft manufactures, pilot associations, safety organizations and air traffic control service providers to discuss key strategies and challenges in improving safety culture. In a message, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority said: “DCAA firmly believes that safety is paramount for the growth of the aviation industry.” The DCAA Director General, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, said: “The summit will provide an ideal platform for deliberations as to the ways and means of moving to the next level of safety for making the air travel safe and secure in all aspects.” Over 300 regional officials representing airports, airlines, regulators, and industry stakeholders will attend the Summit, generating two days of insightful debate and discussions between the panel and the floor. The objectives of the Summit is to promote and facilitate the collection and sharing of safety information among the worldwide aviation community, help reduce legal and cultural barriers that discourage sharing of safety information and encourage government organizations to support and develop a safer and more efficient aviation industry. The other objective is to integrate safety culture with a world class safety management system to decrease human error and educate and reinforce safety and regulators’ perspectives on safety culture The summit will discuss about best practices for effectively developing safety culture, benchmark international standards for regulating the delivery of safety programmes, share case studies from regional and international experts on overcoming the challenges of integrating and implementing new and existing safety procedures and demonstrate the latest solutions on integrating state of the art Safety Management Systems (SMS). The summit speakers include H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General, DCAA, Capt. Ruben Morales, Assistant Director Safety, IATA, Joachim Wirths, Head of Operations, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Henry Donohoe, Senior VP Group Safety, Emirates, Capt. Billy Nolen, Managing Director Corporate Safety and Regulatory Affairs, American Airlines, Capt. Nasir Iqbal, Senior Safety Risk Specialist, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Joseph Teixeira, VP, Safety and Technical Training, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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DCAA vocational training

DCAA vocational training

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) welcomed five 12th standard students from the Al Itthad Private School in Al Mamzar as part of the vocational training programme facilitated by the Human Resources Department. The programme is designed for students of government and private schools and universities. The programme is aimed at encouraging and motivating the students to work in the civil aviation sector. The trainees were taken on a field visit to the Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) to educate them about the various aspects of air traffic management. Abdulrahim Al Mulla, Director of Corporate Support, and Abdul Razzack Al Hashimi, Deputy Director of Corporate Support at DCAA, felicitated them at the end of their programme.

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DCAA extends support for UAE Compassion

DCAA extends support for UAE Compassion

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has extended its strong support to the UAE Compassion (Trahamu) campaign for launched to provide relief to thousands of Syrian refugees in the Levant who are exposed to freezing winter in make-shift tents with inadequate facilities. The DCAA Director General, His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, handed over the donation of the Authority to Mohammed Abdullah Alhaj Al Zaroni, Manager of Dubai Office of Emirates Red Crescent, in the presence of DCAA officials. The DCAA has been in the forefront of supporting humanitarian and charitable initiatives adopted by the UAE and its leadership. The UAE Compassion campaign was launched in line with the directives of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and reiterated by the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Over AED228 million have been donated for the campaign by the UAE residents, Emiratis and government and private sector organizations across the country in addition to hundreds of tonnes of relief materials like life-saving medicines, high thermal blankets, heating equipment, accessories, winter clothing and foodstuff.

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H.H. Sheikh Ahmed releases postal stamps on history of civil aviation

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed releases postal stamps on history of civil aviation

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has released three commemorative postal stamps to mark history-defining civil aviation developments in the Emirate of Dubai. He unveiled the stamps at a ceremony held at the Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House in Shindagha, Dubai, in the presence of a large number of dignitaries which included His Excellency Mohammed Abdulla Ahli and Consul General for the US in Dubai, His Excellency Rob Waller. The first day cover and stamps have been issued by Empost to showcase the achievements in the civil aviation industry in the emirate on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed said: “The provisions of the Chicago Convention and the immense contribution of the ICAO provided the necessary regulatory framework for the development of international civil aviation. The work of the ICAO in formulating the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) to ensure safe and secure operation of international civil aviation and its continuous efforts to improve the SARPS to meet numerous challenges is commendable.” He added: “The Emirate of Dubai has worked closely with the ICAO in a number of initiatives which has shown tremendous progress through the years. Dubai has developed the aviation infrastructure to provide necessary connectivity, facilities and other related services for the benefit of the global aviation industry and the travelling public. We are committed to continue with such contribution.” His Excellency Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE’s Minister of Economy and Chairman of General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), in his message to Via Dubai, the newsletter of the DCAA, said: “I consider the Chicago Convention as an important Public International Law instrument that brought every State under one umbrella with a view to develop international civil aviation and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and the people of the world. The UAE is proud to be associated with this Convention and the ICAO.” “The UAE acceded to the Chicago Convection on 25th April 1972 and was elected as a member of the ICAO Council in 2007 and remained a member of the Council since then. The UAE has strengthened its participation and the contribution towards the development of the global aviation industry in many areas, such as, international cooperation, providing new infrastructure and facilities to facilitate international air transport, providing connectivity through its airlines, ensuring safe and secure aviation industry, providing air navigation services and protecting the environment,” he added. He said the aviation infrastructure in the UAE have been built and operated with modern and efficient equipment. The country provides connectivity through its seven airports, with Dubai International Airport being ranked amongst the top two airports for passenger movement globally. The development of infrastructure demonstrates UAE’s commitment to facilitate global connectivity. He remarked: “The UAE carriers have been providing innovative service and efficient connectivity to the traveling public by connecting the continents. There are over 100 scheduled carriers operating through the airports in the UAE. The UAE has signed over 122 fully liberalized and/or open skies agreements with ICAO Member States. This amply demonstrates our liberal approach in the air transport industry.” His Excellency Mohammed Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: “The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has been working closely with the ICAO for several decades, supporting its activities in numerous ways. DCAA is committed to continue with its efforts to support the development of international civil aviation for the benefit of the people and to preserve friendship and understanding amongst nations, whilst bearing in mind the importance of maintaining safe, secure and environment- friendly aviation industry.” He added: “In order to pay our tribute to our Rulers for their vision and contribution in the aviation sector, we have joined hands with EMPOST, to issue three stamps that reflect the three eras that converged, the wonderful journey of civil aviation in Dubai, from the creek to a twin airport city, and takings its airlines, Emirates and flydubai to greater heights, besides other areas of the aviation industry.” At the ceremony, the DCAA honoured its strategic partners – Emirates Airlines, flydubai, Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Customs, Dubai Police and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai).

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DCAA celebrates 70th anniversary of Chicago Convention

DCAA celebrates 70th anniversary of Chicago Convention

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) joined the global community in celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Convention on International Civil Aviation commonly known as Chicago Convention, on December 7th. Three commemorative postal stamps were released in Dubai to mark the history-defining event. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said the event provided an opportunity to recollect the developments leading to the signing of the Chicago Convention by 54 States at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago on 7th December 1944. In addition to this, the International Air Transport Agreement and the International Air Services Transit Agreement were also prepared as annexes to this convention, he added. He recalled that the Chicago Convention and ICAO was formed by the provisions of the Chicago Convention and the UAE became a Member-State in 1972. The Chicago Convention and ICAO paved the way for the development of civil aviation across the world. The DCAA has been working closely with the ICAO for several decades, supporting its activities in numerous ways. One of the major events in which the DCAA joined hands with the ICAO was the first Air Services Negotiation Conference (ICAN2008) held in Dubai in November 2008. This event, which was hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, brought together 27 States from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America. Dubai also came forward to support the ICAO Global Symposium on Air Transport Liberalization which was held in Dubai in September 2006. He said DCAA was committed to continue with its efforts to support the development of international civil aviation for the benefit of the people and to preserve friendship and understanding amongst nations, whilst bearing in mind the importance of maintaining safe, secured and environment friendly aviation industry. He hailed the contribution made by all the Member-States and the ICAO for the development of international air transport industry. On behalf of the DCAA staff and management, he also congratulated Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President ICAO Council and its members, Mr. Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General and the energetic team at ICAO on the 70th Anniversary of the Chicago Convention. He said the provisions of the Chicago Convention and the immense contribution of the ICAO provided the necessary regulatory framework for the development of international civil aviation and to create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and peoples of the world. The ICAO has also taken several initiatives to contribute to the growth of international air transport through sharing the knowledge and the expertise amongst those involved in the aviation industry. The Emirate of Dubai has worked closely with the ICAO in several initiatives which has shown tremendous progress through the years. Dubai has also developed the aviation infrastructure to provide necessary connectivity, facilities and other related services for the benefit of the global aviation industry and the travelling public.

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DCAA welcomes Abu Dhabi DoT delegation

DCAA welcomes Abu Dhabi DoT delegation

اA delegation from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) has visited Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) during which experiences and best practices in the field of aviation security and accident investigations were shared. Obaid Al Nuaimi, Assistant Director of Aviation Safety and Accident Investigation Department at DCAA, welcomed the delegation. He said the visit was designed to share information and experience and enhance mutual cooperation between the two entities in the civil aviation domain. He gave a presentation about the DCAA along with other presentations given by heads of different sections under the Aviation Security and Accidents Investigation Department. The delegation was also given a tour of the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airport to enable them gain knowledge about the best practices and expertise applied in different aspects to support the continuous expansion in the civil aviation industry.

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DCAA wins  Silver at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

DCAA wins Silver at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Film “Flying a Dream” won Silver at Cannes Film Festival - Corporate Media & TV Awards. The film “Flying a Dream” was commissioned and supported by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), which recounts and celebrates 75 years of open skies, a milestone the Emirate of Dubai reached in 2012. The aspirational film documents the vision and the contribution of the Leaders of the Emirate of Dubai that led to the exceptional growth of the aviation industry and its monumental impact on the country’s economy, featuring sound bites and interviews from some of the influential participants in the history of the emirate’s aviation.

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Smart Achievments

Smart Achievments

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) participated in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) Technology Week, under the Dubai Smart Government. DCAA launched 14 smart services relating to the services rendered to its customers in the aviation industry, in line with the Smart Government initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Its smart services include: Landing Approvals, carriage of restricted articles, issue of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) of different aviation business activities such as building heights, Crane Operations, GSM Communication Towers, Balloon Operations, and Aircraft Warning Light. DCAA is expanding the Smart services portfolio and will introduce more e-Services in the near future. Aircraft landing permits are a major activity for DCAA given the high volume of schedule and non-scheduled flights that operate in to Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai World Central (DWC). DCAA has the capacity to process applications within 30 minutes provided all relevant documentation are in place.

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GDRFA customer service centre opens at Dubai airport

GDRFA customer service centre opens at Dubai airport

Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), and Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai), have formally opened a GDRFA customer service center in Terminal 3 at the Dubai International Airport. The centre provides all the services to customers 24/7. Mohammed Ahli said the customer centre comes in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman of Dubai Airports, for taking the customer service levels a few notches up and apply global best practices for customer satisfaction. Major General Mohammed Al Marri said the center offers all the services provided by the GDRFA-Dubai, which includes renewal of passports of UAE citizens, entry permits, residency visas of all kinds, cancellation, renewal and extension of the residence permits and issuance and renewal of Smart gate cards. Present at the ceremony were Major General Ahmed Mohammed bin Thani, Assistant Director General for the Airport Security at Dubai Police, Major General Obaid Mohair bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of GDRFA-Dubai, and other senior officials of DCAA, GDRFA-Dubai and Emirates Airlines.

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DCAA workshop to review future strategies

DCAA workshop to review future strategies

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) had organized a workshop for its senior and middle-level management members to review its Strategy Plan 2013-2015 in view of the rapid developments in the civil aviation sector in the emirate and keep up with the tremendous growth in the run up to the Expo 2020 that will be hosted by Dubai. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, opened the workshop which was attended by the directors, assistant directors and heads of departments and members of the Office of Strategy and Organizational Excellence. Mohammed Ahli, said: “The Authority is committed to providing unlimited support to the industry stakeholders and participate in the growth of the aviation sector in Dubai while maintaining highest standards of security, safety and environment sustainability.” He referred to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, about achieving comprehensive and sustainable development in various strategic sectors in order to ensure the prosperity and sustainable growth of the country’s economy.” The review of strategy plan comes against the backdrop of Sheikh Mohammed’s endorsement of Al Maktoum International Airport’s AED120 billion expansion to make it the world’s biggest airport with a capacity to handle 200 million passengers on completion. The workshop participants debated about the Strategy Plan 2013-2015 and gave their inputs about the challenges and opportunities that the aviation industry expansion will bring in the coming years.

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Al Tadawi Medical Center

Al Tadawi Medical Center

HE. Mohammed A. Ahli Director General attended the opening of Al Tawadi Medical Center at Dubai Airport. The event was opened by Major General Obaid Mohair bin Suroor Deputy Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai. The activity is being held from 24th to 28th Aug 2014. The center includes different clinics such as general doctors, optical clinic, dental clinic, skin clinic, children clinic, general surgeries, and X-ray.

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World Humanitarian Day 2014

World Humanitarian Day 2014

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participated in the “World Humanitarian Day”, organized by the International Humanitarian City. “World Humanitarian Day” is a global celebration to recognize those who face danger and adversity and help them, on 19th Aug 2014.

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DCAA Donates for “Suqia” Campaign

DCAA Donates for “Suqia” Campaign

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority donated money of “Suqia” Campaign, humanitarian initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DCAA also arranged donation activities during the Iftar gathering to encourage the staff to participate in these kinds of humanitarian initiatives.

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Eid Gifts Initiative

Eid Gifts Initiative

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority launched the initiative “We will give you your Eid Gift”, in cooperation with “Bait Al Khair Society – Dubai” This initiative as organized to mark the occasion of "Emirati Humanitarian Day", which falls on the 19th of Ramadan, the anniversary of the departure of the late Sheikh Zayed.

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DCAA

DCAA's Iftar Gathering

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority arranged the yearly iftar gathering in the Holy month of Ramadan. Iftar Gathering of DCAA included activities such as honoring “Shawahin Team”, “Absher” Program, and police who arrange traffic at the Airport, quizzes and raffles.

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Ramadan Campaign By Shawahin Team

Ramadan Campaign By Shawahin Team

Shawahin Team arranged Ramadan Campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan Campaign included activities such as weekly quizzes and informative emails to the staff. Every week was sponsored by one entity.

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DCAA & Helidubai signs LOA

DCAA & Helidubai signs LOA

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Helidubai have signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for promoting and enhancing flight safety and compliance at heliports in and around the Emirate of Dubai. The LOA outlines the scope of cooperation between the DCAA and Helidubai for ensuring safe operations at the Heliport (DFC) as well as all future heliport operations that will be operated by Helidubai. The LOA was signed by Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, and Ebrahim Redha Ali Al Hashimy, Deputy Commander of Dubai Airwing, in the presence of Directors and Managers from both the organizations and media representatives. The LOA aims to utilize the expertise of both DCAA and Helidubai for mutual benefit to enhance and promote Safe Helicopter Operations throughout the Emirate of Dubai. The information will be shared with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to form federal regulations for heliport operations. With this LOA in place, the two entities are keen to promote and improve flight safety awareness at all the heliports throughout the Emirate of Dubai. The volume of helicopter traffic is increasing and the DCAA said it has to ensure that such operations are not only safe in the air but on the ground infrastructure as well in addition to ensuring that security and obstacle control are all in place so as to make Dubai a leader is safe helicopter transit operations.

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DCAA participates in DIHQA

DCAA participates in DIHQA

Led by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) Director General, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, senior management and employees of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has participated in the 18th edition of Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) whose programmes included Islamic lectures, Holy Quran memorization and recitation contests, Islamic Personality of the Year award and Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum Quran Award. As a token of appreciation for DCAA’s support and participation in the DIHQA, Ibrahim Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Chairman of DIHQA Organizing Committee, presented a memento to Mohammed Ahli at a ceremony attended by senior government officials, business and other prominent personalities. Heads of various departments and sections of DCAA were also present.

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DCAA wins Arab Social Responsibility Gold Award

DCAA wins Arab Social Responsibility Gold Award

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has added another award to its list of public recognition with the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility presenting it with an Excellence Gold Shield in recognition of its excellence in social responsibility. A senior DCAA official received the award during a ceremony held for the fourth edition of the annual recognition programme. The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries and officials from several countries, including Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Jordan and Morocco. The awards programme is designed to raise public and corporate awareness about the social responsibility and for popularizing it as a strategic concept for both public and private sectors. The DCAA is working towards improving and developing its social responsibility profile by using all possible tools to achieve sustainable development through an effective and wider social responsibility role. The Lebanon-based Arab Organization for Social Responsibility (AOSR) aims to encourage civil society to engage in social responsibilities and work to develop principles accorded to the improvement and development of social responsibility and support programs in achieving sustainable development in the Arab region in strategy formation to get to the international quality standards in the areas of social responsibility. It aims raise the level of engagement with the concept of social responsibility and adapt it on the local level. It also aims to instill and promote this strategic concept in the work of Arab municipalities, governments, and companies with prudent management and the dissemination of the social responsibility culture through all available means.

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DCAA team visits Dubai Police Security Media

DCAA team visits Dubai Police Security Media

A delegation from the Corporate Communications and IT sections at the DCAA’s Corporate Support Department conducted a field visit to Security Media Section at the Dubai Police General Headquarters to acquaint themselves with the best practices for communication, media monitoring and reputation management applied by them according to the international scientific standards. During the visit, both sides discussed a number of issues including Dubai Police’s inclusion in the list of international organizations that apply reputation management system. They also discussed mechanisms for cooperation with the international reputation organizations for an integrated methodology to manage reputation. They also discussed transparency standards and flexibility technics in dealing with the media and providing support to people in-charge of the communication at the Dubai Police General Headquarters through an integrated method which in return will help maximize the achievements through gaining local, regional and international awards. At the end of the visit, the DCAA delegation toured the Security Media Section, including its TV and radio studios. They praised the Dubai Police’s expertise in the field of print media, TV and radio and the media services they provide to promote law obedience culture and enhancing confidence among the society members.

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"Shawahin” team celebrates Hag Al Layla

"Shawahin” team celebrates Hag Al Layla

"Shawahin” team organized the activities of “Hag Al Layla”, a yearly traditional Emirati occasion. On this occasion, the team visited the offices of different departments including DCAA, Immigration, Police, Customs, and Dubai Airports to celebrate. Also, they distributed Hag Al Laila gifts to the passengers in Terminal 1 to introduce this traditional occasion to them.

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DCAA wins Pan Arab e-Government Excellence Award

DCAA wins Pan Arab e-Government Excellence Award

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has won a gold medal for its official Twitter page in a Pan-Arab e-Government Excellence Awards programme in the websites of government institutions category. The gold medal and Certificate of Excellence was received at the awards ceremony held at the Al Bustan Rotana Dubai hotel by Mohammed Lengawi, DCAA’s Director of Aviation Security and Accident Investigation Department on behalf of the DCAA Director General, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli. A number of government bodies from the UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia competed in the awards programme. DCAA is in the forefront of Smart Government initiative in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The fifth edition of the E-government Excellence Awards was organized by the Dubai-based Arab Organization for Social Responsibility. The E-government Excellence Awards aims to recognize and appreciate the efforts of the Arab governments for adopting the best Web standards and practices on their websites and social media networks for more effective, open and transparent interaction with the populace, building bridges between people and state institutions.

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DCAA participates in 14th Airport Show

DCAA participates in 14th Airport Show

For the fourth consecutive year, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has participated in the Airport Show held in Dubai from May 11 to 13 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. Held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) with the participation of 250 exhibitors from 39 countries who occupied over 12500 square metres of gross exhibition space, the world’s top-league B2B event attracted over 7000 visitors the UAE and overseas. The 14th edition of the annual show provided an opportunity to DCAA employees to explore the latest innovation and technology massively transforming the aviation industry, along with networking with experts and specialists and key industry players at the Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF), a co-located event. On the other hand, the event provided a platform the Authority to reach out to the global aviation industry to update them about the aviation developments in the Arabian Gulf states where, according to IATA, about $40 billion airport developments are in the works. DCAA management team received a number of official delegations at the DCAA Standand exchanged information about a variety of bilateral issues and current industry trends and developments. They also consolidated relationship with the industry stakeholders, many of whom were exhibitors at the Show.

Created at: 12-06-2014 1:26:04 PM
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H.H.Sheikh Ahmed congratulates DCAA for winning gold medal

H.H.Sheikh Ahmed congratulates DCAA for winning gold medal

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has congratulated DCAA management and staff members on the occasion of a documentary on Dubai’s civil aviation winning a gold medal in a global competition in New York. Attending a ceremony to celebrate the recognition by cutting a cake and meeting the DCAA management and employees, he said the appreciation goes to the team that has worked on the project documenting the journey of success of civil aviation in Dubai and the invaluable contribution of many who participated in its development which gave Dubai the status of a global aviation hub. Titled Flying a Dream, the documentary bagged Gold World Medal in the Society and Social Issues category at the 2014 edition of New York Festival’s World’s Best Television and Films, a highly regarded and respected authority in the industry. Commissioned and supported by the DCAA, the award-winning documentary, produced by Ti22 Films, recounts and celebrates 75 years of Open Skies, a milestone the DCAA reached in 2012. Dubai entry competed with entries from over 50 countries. The documentary also received two finalist certificates for Business Theatre and Direction.

Created at: 12-06-2014 1:23:17 PM
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Kazakhstan envoy meets DCAA DG

Kazakhstan envoy meets DCAA DG

Askar Shokybayev, Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Dubai and Northern Emirates, has discussed his country’s bilateral relations with the UAE in general and Dubai particular during his recent meeting with Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). The meeting is part of the Authority’s continuous efforts to strengthen relations and cooperation with the government and authorities at local, regional and global levels. Welcoming the envoy in his office, Mohammed Ahli utilized the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics of mutual interest in various domains, including civil aviation. The Kazakh official thanked the authorities for the hospitality and cooperation extended to Kazakhstan’s residents and visitors to Dubai.

Created at: 12-06-2014 1:18:28 PM
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DCAA supports Heritage Festival

DCAA supports Heritage Festival

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) supported the Al Marmoom Heritage Festival which was held in Dubai from April 4 to 16 through tis support extended to . the activities conducted at the Dubai International Airport’s T3 and T2. This Heritage Festival is considered as an important step in developing the tourism sector in Dubai as a part of Vision 2020. The Heritage Festival aims to maintain and build upon the local and traditional sport of camel racing. Al Marmoom Heritage Festival was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and Dubai Sports Council, attended the Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup at Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack in Al Lisaili on Dubai-Al Ain Road. Al Marmoom Heritage Festival is considered to be one of the most recognized camel races in the GCC region.

Created at: 09-06-2014 2:13:57 PM
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DCAA observes World Physical Activity Day

DCAA observes World Physical Activity Day

Staff members of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) led by Director General, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, observed the World Physical Activity Day with enthusiasm on April 6 and participated in a joint brisk walk across the sprawling Dubai International Airport complex from the DCAA headquarters. Employees were offered smartphone software for calories check and distance counting. Across the world, several organisations utilized the World Physical Activity Day to promote physical activity and create awareness about the benefits of physical exercise, healthier lifestyles and prevention of diseases among the communities. DCAA’s participation in the programme is in line with its commitment to community development and employees welfare.

Created at: 09-06-2014 2:08:37 PM
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DCAA participates in Careers UAE 2014

DCAA participates in Careers UAE 2014

For the seventh consecutive year, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has participated in Careers UAE, a specialized job and training fair focused on empowering the UAE nationals. Organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fair was held from April 22 to 24 under the theme, Together We Build The Vision of Our Nation. Held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), the fair was held on a gross exhibition space of 17388 square metre and with the participation of over 160 companies, an increase of 27 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively. DCAA’s participation is line with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed’s instructions about increasing job opportunities for Emiratis in various economic sectors. The Authority is keen to employ more UAE nationals in the civil aviation industry which contributes immensely to the Dubai economy. DCAA, officials say, is well ahead in achieving the Emiratisation target within a very short span of time. The Emiratisation rate for its higher management cadre is 100 per cent while it stands at 84 per cent at middle level management. DCAA Director General, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, says Emiratisation has remained an integral part of the DCAA policy to support the UAE national cadre and qualify them to achieve the DCAA strategic goals and to ensure the percentage of training of employees going up by 60 per cent by 2015, up from the present 55 per cent.

Created at: 09-06-2014 2:05:17 PM
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DCAA launch savings programme for employees

DCAA launch savings programme for employees

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is implementing a financial wellbeing programme for its employees, in cooperation with Government of Dubai’s Human Resources Directorate and National Bonds Corporation, a leader in Sharia-compliant savings and investment schemes in the UAE. “My Savings” initiative has generated much interest among the employees as it educate them on the benefits of methodical planning and regular savings for long-term financial security and the concept of bonds. In the process of raising awareness among the employees about savings, promotional literature in Arabic and English have been distributed among the staff members highlighting the importance of the programme in moderating consumer spending and encouraging regular and secure savings to achieve future goals. The Authority said it attaches high importance to overall wellbeing and development of its human resources and continuously seeks to introduce programmes and incentives, including special offers and discounts, as part of the employees’ retention measures. The programme is also designed to encourage a saving culture among the people and increasing awareness about the importance of planning ahead to ensure a secure financial future. National Bonds is licensed and regulated by the UAE Central Bank.

Created at: 09-06-2014 1:59:10 PM
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DCAA signs MoU with Dubai Police for staff training

DCAA signs MoU with Dubai Police for staff training

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Dubai Police signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for training and development of human resources to ensure enhance services at the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports, for the benefit of the passengers and the consumers. The arrangement, which will be valid for an initial period of two years, was signed by Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General, DCAA and Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, at the Dubai Police General Headquarters. Among those present on the occasion were Brig. General Ahmed Hamdan Bin Dalmouk, Director of Dubai Police’s Training Department, Col. Mohammed Rashid, Director Ceremonial and Protocol Department at Dubai Police, Abdulrahim Al Mulla, Director of Corporate Support, DCAA, Saood Abdulaziz Kankazar, Director of Air Transport and International Affairs, DCAA, and Mohammed Abdullah Lengawi, Director of Aviation Security and Accident Investigation, DCAA. In line with the arrangement, Dubai Police will train the airport staff in security, traffic management and administration, to improve the flow of passengers travelling through Dubai Airports in the process leading towards the preparation for Expo 2020. This MoU creates a strategic partnership, which is in line with the Dubai government’s overall strategic goals, seeking to develop and train staff in both instituions. Mohammed Ahli addressing the gathering recalled the strong relationship between the DCAA and Dubai Police during the past and praised the efforts of the Dubai Police for providing security in the emirate, especially in the field of civil aviation, where the police department maintains highest international standards at global level. He said the highest degree of safety and security was a great incentive for airlines to use the Dubai airports and also helped to place Dubai on the world map as a safest destination. He said the massive expansion of Dubai International Airport, including the development of Concourse D, will enhance the volume of passengers in the coming years. Last year, the airport handled about 67 million passengers. The average increase of nine to 10 per cent in passenger numbers was expected to reach between 20 to 25 per cent during the Expo 2020. This anticipated growth requires developing a team of qualified and trained personnel to ensure continuity of excellent safety and security records, he added. The MoU, he said, will help further strengthen the cooperation and partnership between the DCAA and Dubai Police to ensure that personnel in the civil aviation sector work efficiently and effectively. Mohammed Ahli thanked Major General Khamis Al Mazeina for the excellent work done by the Dubai Police for contributing towards the success of Dubai Airshow in November last year. Maj. Gen. Al Mazeina said the agreement will help in great deal in exchanging expertise and knowledge in various domains thereby raising the efficiency and productivity of both the organizations and their human resources. The agreement stipulates Dubai Police will provide and set up training programmes and scientific material in accordance with the specifications approved by the DCAA, to meet the training needs of the employees in areas, such as, security, prevention of crimes , enhance of traffic and administrative services. Major General Khamis Al Mazeina also said that several measures have been recommended by the supreme security committee set up by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to remove entry-exit restrictions ahead of the World Expo in Dubai in 2020 and that a number of emirates are working towards this end.

Created at: 09-06-2014 1:54:07 PM
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US diplomat meets DCAA Director General

US diplomat meets DCAA Director General

Bilateral relations between US and the UAE in general and Dubai in particular were discussed during a meeting between the US Consul General, Rob Waller, and the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) Director General, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, during the former’s visit to the DCAA headquarters recently. The meeting is in line with the goal of DCAA to enhance cooperation with the governments and organisations at local, regional and international levels. Ways and means to further boost the relations between the two countries in general and in the aviation sector in particular came up during the discussions. Rob, who began his duty at the US Consulate in July 2012, placed on record his appreciation for the hospitality and cooperation extended to him and the diplomatic mission in Dubai. Both sides emphasized the importance and benefits of wider cooperation in various economic domains in general and aviation in particular. They also explored the possibilities of US companies contributing to the growth of aviation sector in the emirate.

Created at: 09-06-2014 1:49:07 PM
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DCAA participates in Bahrain International Air Show

DCAA participates in Bahrain International Air Show

The DCAA Director General, Mohammed Ahli, headed a high-ranking delegation which participated in the opening ceremo¬ny of the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS-2014) at Sakhir Air Base from January 16 to 18. The three-day biennial event was inaugurated by Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the presence of dignitar¬ies from across the world, includ¬ing His Highness Sheikh Moham¬med bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman of Dubai Airports. Mohammed Ahli, accompa¬nied by Prince Salman, toured the stand of Tawazun company from the UAE. Tawazun is a strategic investment company focused on the long-term development of Abu Dhabi’s industrial manufacturing and technology capabilities, espe¬cially in defense and aviation in¬dustries. Tawazun officials briefed the delegation about the activities of the company and the latest prod¬ucts and solutions it displayed dur¬ing its first-ever participation in the BIAS. The DCAA delegation also toured pavilions and stand put up by various countries and local, re¬gional and international companies specialised in aviation products and services. He was briefed about the latest technologies and solutions in the aviation domain displayed at the airshow. Mohammed Ahli also attended the luncheon hosted for the visiting delegations by His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. He praised the Bahraini hospitality and the suc¬cessful hosting of the airshow. He expressed satisfaction at the wide participation of aviation com-panies from across the world in the airshow which recorded substantial growth in the number of partici¬pants and visitors this year.

Created at: 09-06-2014 1:45:57 PM
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Aviation safety programmes in UAE highlight the importance of uniform policies and International and Regional Co-operation

Aviation safety programmes in UAE highlight the importance of uniform policies and International and Regional Co-operation

More than 250 international representatives assembled in Dubai for the second Aviation Safety Culture Summit, which was hosted by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). The event highlighted that uniform policies and co-operation between regulators and operators and air services suppliers has led to significant improvements in aviation safety in the UAE, positioning the country as a regional leader in safety culture within the industry. H.E Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, opening the summit stated: “We are well aware of the contributions made by the civil aviation regulators, air operators, airports and other service providers, such as air navigation service within the UAE, to ensure the compliance of the highest standards of safety. Their immense contribution has made it possible for us to offer the safest airports, airlines and air space. The group efforts have allowed us to enhance safety standards and continue to build sustainable economic development within the global air transport industry. The statistics on the passenger, cargo and aircraft movement through the airports in the UAE will bear ample testimony in this regard.” Walid Al Rahmani, Director of Safety Policy, Regulation and Planning at UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), echoed Ahli’s remarks by explaining that: “A tightening oversight by the GCAA and DCAA has been a significant factor in achieving high standards of safety across the Gulf region.” The two-day summit comprised of panel discussions covering a range of topics, including initiatives that are currently in place to improve aviation safety. The sessions focused on how to develop a global aviation safety plan, how to improve co-operation between partners in the industry, how some countries can face the challenges of applying aviation safety plans and the importance of developing the necessary human capital and creating training programmes to create a safety culture among the workforce. The summit showed that 2013 has been the safest year on record with regards to the number of fatalities and second-safest year for the number of accidents worldwide. Regionally, UAE airlines were shown to be amongst the safest in the world. Ashish Jain, Senior Vice President, Group Safety & Security, Qatar Airways commented: “Companies need to take a business-like approach to safety. We need to continue improving our methods of capturing data, reporting incidents, and managing our safety information through detailed analysis and insight.” Gary Lloyd, Senior Consultant at NATS, also explained that: “As the industry forges ahead with cutting edge technology and services, improving safety standards is an integral component to improving service delivery, capacity and environmental impact. The best solutions do not trade off safety against service, but find ways to improve both.” The event was sponsored by Honeywell, NATS, Boeing, AAL Group, dnata, Maximus Air, Chevron and Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, supported by AviAssist Foundation and organised by Streamline Marketing Group (SMG).

Created at: 05-02-2014 12:40:57 PM
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DUBAI AVIATION SAFETY RECORDS SPOTLESS

DUBAI AVIATION SAFETY RECORDS SPOTLESS

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) today announced that the Dubai aviation safety performance indicators have recorded zero air accident fatalities over the past ten years. There have been a few accidents, but Dubai Aviation Sector’s aviation agencies have been non-contributory to those. “Safety is the number one priority for air transport and aviation is the safest means of transport,” said H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General at the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. “To continue this lead and ensure air transport continues to play a major role in driving sustainable economic and social development, collaboration and sharing of best practice, is required among all partners of the industry. “The first edition of The Aviation Safety Culture Summit proved its success as a strategic global platform for industry leaders to discuss safety issues and find ways of collaboration. The agenda for the upcoming event has been built around the results from the first edition,” he added Mr. Khalid Al Arif, Director of Standards and Regulations at the DCAA, announced the results which cover movements inside local airspace and for national carriers. He added that the positive report comes as a result of implementing high safety management systems and ensuring safety guidelines are adhered to. According to ICAO, 4.1 accidents per million departures were recorded globally in 2006. The figure increased to 4.8 in 2008 and dropped to 4.2 and 3.2 in 2011 and 2012 respectively. “For 2013, the figures are lower than previous years and this is a result of carrying out more effective safety management programmes under International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations,” Mr. Al Arif commented. As part of the UAE’s efforts in aviation safety, DCAA is hosting the second Aviation Safety Culture Summit in Dubai from 3-4 February 2014 at the Park Hyatt hotel. Organised by Streamline Marketing Group (SMG), the summit will bring together more than 250 local and international aviation industry leaders to discuss key strategies and challenges in improving safety culture across the industry. The summit’s second day will include a panel discussion, sponsored by NATS, entitled “Making Our Airspace Safer - Thinking Globally, Planning Regionally and Acting Locally”. The discussion will highlight safety challenges for both airlines and air navigation service providers and how the industry can look to address these challenges. Air movement is expected to double in the UAE 2018. Mr. Al Arif confirmed that regional cooperation is necessary for facing the challenges of airspace capacity and ensuring optimum safety levels. “We have to work structurally across the whole region to increase the air capacity and efficiency,” he said. “Without regional cooperation we will have limited capacity due to the relatively small size of our airspace. Initiatives like the Aviation Safety Culture Summit are paramount for the industry and provide aviation leaders with the opportunity to discuss ways of maintaining and improving safety culture through closer cooperation” added Mr. Al Arif.

Created at: 29-01-2014 1:55:36 PM
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Industry leaders to gather in Dubai for Second Aviation Safety Culture Summit

Industry leaders to gather in Dubai for Second Aviation Safety Culture Summit

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Emirates Group, Security, Safety and Operations leaders of industry organisations worldwide will come together in Dubai for the second Aviation Safety Culture Summit to be held next month. Hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and organised by Streamline Marketing Group, the summit will run from 3-4 February 2014 at Park Hyatt in Dubai. The event will attract more than 300 local and international stakeholders from regulatory authorities, airlines, airport operators, aircraft manufacturers, pilot associations, safety organisations and air traffic control service providers to discuss key strategies and challenges in improving safety culture across the industry. The two-day summit will comprise panel discussions covering a range of topics, including initiatives that are currently in place to improve aviation safety; how to develop a global aviation safety plan, to improve co-opeation between partners in the industry; and the importance of developing the necessary human capital and creating training programmes to create a safety culture among the workforce. “Safety is the number one priority for air transport and aviation is the safest means of transport,” said H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General at the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. “To continue this lead and ensure air transport continues to play a major role in driving sustainable economic and social development, collaboration and sharing of best practice, is required among all partners of the industry. “The first edition of The Aviation Safety Culture Summit proved its success as a strategic global platform for industry leaders to discuss safety issues and find ways of collaboration. The agenda for the upcoming event has been built around the results from the first edition,” he added. The summit will also comprise four sessions focusing on areas including adapting and implementing international safety culture best practices for local workforces; implementing systems to manage human error effectively and to avoid future accidents; applying diverse perspectives on culture in an aviation environment; and understanding the benefit of technology as a catalyst for improving safety in the aviation industry. The inaugural Summit in 2013 attracted more than 300 industry officials and speakers from leading international organisations. The event is sponsored by Honeywell, Boeing, ALLGroup,Dnata, Maximus Air, Chevron and Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies and supported by AviAssist foundation.

Created at: 29-01-2014 1:53:08 PM
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DCAA honours Our Identity team

DCAA honours Our Identity team

Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), has honoured members of Our Identity team in recognition of their valuable efforts in organizing a welcome reception for the UAE delegation headed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman of Higher Committee for Hosting the World Exp0 2020 when arrived home from Paris after winning the bid for hosting the event prestigious event in 2020. He praised the team’s efforts and contribution in ensuring a befitting welcome reception for the UAE delegation in addition to their active role in other events organized by the DCAA.

Created at: 22-12-2013 12:38:14 PM
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DCAA welcomes Expo2020 Higher Committee

DCAA welcomes Expo2020 Higher Committee

Extending bouquets and congratulations, Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), and Heads of different departments in DCAA, welcomed His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCAA and Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman of Higher Committee for Hosting the World Expo 2020, along the Emirati delegation at the Dubai International Airport, when they arrived after attending a BIE meeting in Paris where the UAE was chosen to host the Expo 2020 in Dubai. A special cake with Expo 2020 logo was cut to mark the celebrations. The delegation included Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health, and Suhail Mohammed Faraj Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy. Also present were Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director General of The Ruler’s Court of Dubai, Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman and CEO of the Roads and Transport Authority, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Helal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre and Director General of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, Chief of Dubai Police, and heads of departments in government entities that were part of the delegation.

Created at: 22-12-2013 12:28:09 PM
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Emirati heritage highlighted during National Day celebrations

Emirati heritage highlighted during National Day celebrations

Programmes included philatelic and numismatic exhibitions, documentary films screening, popular food and special poem Sawaheen Team, comprising of representatives from various government entities working at the Dubai International Airport and entrusted with the task of organizing events for the UAE National Day that reflect the UAE Identity, organized a slew of special programmes to celebrate the 42nd UAE National Day. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), attended the celebrations along with Brig. Ali Ateeq bin Lahej, Deputy Director of Airport Security at Dubai Police – representing Major General Pilot Ahmed bin Thani, Director General of Airport Security at Dubai Police, Col. Talal Al Shanqiti, Assistant Director for Land and Air Border Control at General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA Dubai) and heads of departments and employees of government bodies represented in the Sawaheen Team. A number of entertainment programmes were organized during the celebrations including screening of documentary films on the achievements of Sawaheen Team and the Journey of the UAE Union. In a novel gesture, the Ministry of Interior provided the Authority to display an Arabic poem written by His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE and Minister of Interior, in praise of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. There was also a display of vast treasure of Emirati literature, traditions and inspirational proverbs reflecting the importance of Emirati heritage. The activities also included philatelic and numismatic exhibitions and popular food. Mohammed Ahli thanked all those who contributed to the success of the National Day celebrations.

Created at: 22-12-2013 12:04:32 PM
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Dubai Airshow 2013

Dubai Airshow 2013

The Dubai Airshow was organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and in co-operation with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai Airports, Dubai World Central (DWC) and the UAE Armed Forces. Mohammed Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: “The continuous support of DCAA for the airshow since its inception is the outcome of the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, of maintaining Dubai’s strategic role in the global aviation industry and ensuring the overall development of the UAE and the Middle East in this domain” He attributed the grand success of Dubai Airshow all through the history to the unlimited support and cooperation by all levels in the government and private sectors and the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. The event, he added, also facilitates cooperation among the key players of the civil aviation industry from across the world and the show was helping the global aviation industry to benefit from Dubai’s strategic location.

Created at: 09-12-2013 10:50:07 AM
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DCAA, DM signs MoU to make Dubai skies safer, quieter

DCAA, DM signs MoU to make Dubai skies safer, quieter

Dubai authorities are taking steps to make the Dubai skies safer for aeroplanes and free from noise pollution, and to ensure that the increasing number of projects do not interfere with the emirate’s airspace. The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to revise its regulations with the civic body. The current rules were last updated in 2007. The DCAA Director General, Mohammed Ahli, said: “DCAA is obliged to apply rules and regulations, along with the municipality’s environmental standards, to ensure that various factors do not contribute to the city’s environmental pollution, such as carbon emissions and noise pollution.” As per the new agreement, the municipality will have to inform DCAA about any new high-rise buildings that are above 90 metres that will be built in the new airport’s vicinity and we will carry out an aviation study report for any buildings above 150 metres. Applicants would not be issued certificates for new building projects unless they met the requirements of DCAA. In the previous agreement, the DCAA was informed of skyscraper projects if they were above 50 metres. The municipality will also have to get DCAA approval if it intends to carry out any fireworks, balloons, laser light shows and any other aerial related activities that may hinder aviation at Dubai’s airports. In reciprocation, the DCAA is responsible for providing Dubai Municipality with maps that clearly mark the areas where flights cause noise and working together to reduce the impact of such noise pollution in the city. The Authority will also provide reports on developers that want to construct high rise buildings and the necessary warning lights for flights. Once the new MoU comes into effect soon, it will identify the roles of both parties and procedures that have to be followed up regarding approvals for buildings and other facilities, including tower cranes, antennas, lakes, canals and waste dumping sites.

Created at: 09-12-2013 10:39:40 AM
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DCAA signs an agreement with MBRSG for leadership development

DCAA signs an agreement with MBRSG for leadership development

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has signed an agreement with the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) for to conduct a leadership development programme for its senior management cadres. The agreement was signed by DCAA President Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General, DCAA and Dr Ali bin Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government MBRSG. The agreement stipulates that the MBRSG will develop leadership skills of the second rung of the administration team of DCAA (hHeads of dDepartments and oOffice mManagers) to qualify train them for frontline leadership roles in the future. An For this purpose, an integrated programme will be introduced to enhance leadership and managerial skills. The advanced educational programme will cover subjects, such as, like strategic planning, risk and crisis management and organisational excellence. Mohammed Ahli said the DCAA accords highest priority to training of its employees in order to hone their professional skills to enhance professional excellence. He said further that, the task of developing employee skills is a social responsibility and the agreement is yet another step by the DCAA to support the national cadre through training programmes. The agreement is in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, about on leadership and human resources development, institutional performance and government excellence. The leadership development plays an important role in building best practices in the government sector to serve the public and in also to achievinge the emirate’s visionary goals.

Created at: 12-11-2013 12:16:41 PM
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DCAA launched a new smart service during GITEX 2013

DCAA launched a new smart service during GITEX 2013

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has participated at the GITEX 2013 from 20th to 24th October 2013. DCAA launched a new smart service at GITEX 2013, namely, the application for landing approval at Dubai’s Airports using the smart application in the smart phone. This service is the first in the world. It would take around 30 minutes to obtain approval for landing at both Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports. Beside this smart service, DCAA is also offering other E-Services, such as, approvals for the transportation of Dangerous Goods, and Firearms, issue of No Objection Certificates (NOCs), Airport Security Program/Heliport Security Program (ASP/HSP, Aircraft Operator Security Program (AOSP), and Aviation Tenant Security Program (ATSP) The E-Services provided by DCAA are available online and is aimed to make the process of its customers easier and faster, as they can do it online. DCAA always seeks for excellence in order to achieve its vision to support Dubai to become the Global Aviation Capital contributing to the pros¬perity and to enable the growth in the Emirate of Dubai

Created at: 24-10-2013 11:57:49 AM
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DCAA discusses to implement the (MOU) that was signed with Department of Economic Development

DCAA discusses to implement the (MOU) that was signed with Department of Economic Development

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and the Department of Economic Development held discussion to implement the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed in April 2013. The MOU included cooperation between both parties in terms of joining the E-System for the issuance of licenses for aviation sector specific commercial activities. During the meeting, matters relating to the improvement of performance and joint operations of the procedures in the commercial activities were discussed with a view to achieve the strategic goals between the Parties.

Created at: 09-10-2013 10:24:31 AM
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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  between DCAA & Etisalat Academy

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DCAA & Etisalat Academy

Dubai Civil Aviation authority and Etisalat Academy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the provisions of technical training programs conducted by the Etisalat Academy, such as, administrative, financial, and technical programs. Accordingly, Etisalat Academy will conduct training programs for DCAA staff through their qualified and certified lecturers. The MOU was reached between HE Mohammed A. Ahli, Director General and Dr. Ali Mohammed Acting Director General of the Etisalat Academy.

Created at: 23-09-2013 11:08:05 AM
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Dcaa meets officials from emirates post

Dcaa meets officials from emirates post

A delegation from Emirates Post visited the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) for a meeting to discuss and share experiences of the activities of the respective institutions and benchmarking. DCAA was represented by Mr. Saood Kankazar, Director of Air transport and International Affairs, Mr. Abdulrahim Al Mulla Director of Corporate Support, Mr. Mohamed Al Zarouni, Head of Air Transport Section, while Emirates Post was represented by Ms. Sumaya Mohammed, Manager Internationa Affairs and Mr. Khalid Al Dokhy, International Affairs Officer. DCAA highlighted several matters relating to Air Transport and International Affairs Department, namely, the several position and responsibilities attached thereto. They also presented the role of the department in the negotiations of air transport agreements with other countries to enhance aero political relation for the benefit of the aviation industry in the Emirate of Dubai.

Created at: 15-09-2013 11:12:34 AM
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Dubai Civil Aviation Authority sponsors the “White Points System”

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority sponsors the “White Points System”

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is considered to be the first government entity to sponsor the “White Points System”, initiative by the Dubai Police. To mark the occasion, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation received Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Deputy Dubai Police Chief. HE. Mohammed A. Ahli, Director General of DCAA & Major General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Director of the General Department of Traffic were also present at the occasion. DCAA aims to achieve safety in both on air and land through its sponsorship to the “White Points System”.

Created at: 05-09-2013 8:33:09 AM
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Dates Festival 2013

Dates Festival 2013

Under the patronage of HH. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Dates Festival took place at Dubai Airports T 3 from 1st to 3rd September 2013. The Festival was inaugurated by HE. Mohammed A. Ahli – Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority on 1st September. The festival symbolizes the importance of the palm tree and dates, including the efforts carried out by the UAE to protect the palm tree and preserve dates.

Created at: 04-09-2013 10:59:12 AM
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Dubai Civil Aviation Authority visits the International Humanitarian City

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority visits the International Humanitarian City

HE. Mohammed A. Ahli – Director General met Ms. Shayman Al Zarouni - Executive Director of the International Humanitarian City during his visit to the City, which was aimed at discussing several matters relating to the cooperation between DCAA and International Humanitarian City. HE. Mohammed A. Ahli said that DCAA is always looking forward to achieve all aspirations aimed at building a sustainable future based on the best standards laid down by the Commission, in order to support Dubai's vision to become a “World city in humanitarian work”.

Created at: 04-09-2013 10:28:28 AM
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Ramadan Campaign - 1434

Ramadan Campaign - 1434

“Shawahin” team of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Airport Passengers Operation – Dubai Customs, General Department of Airport Security – Dubai Police, and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs successfully concluded the Ramadan Campaign, which was held during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The campaign included several activities, such as, daily and weekly quizzes and the winners were awarded prizes. There was active participation from the Departments. This was the 2nd Ramadan Campaign conducted by the “Shawahin” team.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:28:23 PM
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DCAA contributed to the campaign “Dressing 1 Million Children”

DCAA contributed to the campaign “Dressing 1 Million Children”

DCAA contributed towards the campaign of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum “Dressing 1 Million Children” HE. Mohammed A. Ahli, Director General handed over the contribution to Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Zarooni, Manager, Dubai Branch of the UAE Red Crescent.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:26:26 PM
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Dubai International Holy Quran Award

Dubai International Holy Quran Award

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority was invited to attend the Dubai International Holy Quran Award on Wednesday 24th July 2013 at the Dubai Chamber Auditorium. HE. Mohammed A. Ahli delivered a speech at this event and also honored HE. Ibrahim Bu Melha - Chairman of the Holy Quran Award's Higher Committee.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:23:34 PM
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Dubai Air Show committee meet puts November expo on flight to success

Dubai Air Show committee meet puts November expo on flight to success

The Higher Committee of the Dubai Air Show held a meeting to discuss the preparations and review the plans for the 14th edition of the Dubai Air Show. This year’s show will be held in November at the Dubai World Central (DWC). The Committee was updated about the new location of the show – DWC - and procedures adopted to facilitate the smooth flow of VIPs, delegates and visitors to the 3rd largest air show in the world. HE Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) chaired the meeting, Also present at the meeting were Khalifa Al Zafeen, Executive President of Dubai Airports, General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai, General Rashid Al Matroushi, head of Dubai Civil Defence, General Mohammed Al Mansouri, Director, Department of Emergency and Rescue, Dubai Police, Eisa Al Haj, Director General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Major General Adil Ahmed Sultan, Executive Director for the Military Committee, Major General Mubarak Al Niyadi, Air Force, Paul Griffths, CEO, Dubai Airports, Ibraham Ahli, Director of Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) and Susanne Al Hanani, Executive Director General, Projects Department. Representatives of the government departments discussed various roles and the responsibilities of the respective departments and Mr. Paul Griffths expressed the readiness of Dubai Airports to make the event a great success.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:19:23 PM
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Security, Accident Investigation department hosts training delegation

Security, Accident Investigation department hosts training delegation

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) hosted a delegation from the Training Academy and made a presentation on the “Best practices in the field of aviation security and accident investigations”. Mohammed Lengawi, Director of Aviation Security and Accident Investigation at the DCAA, welcomed the delegation and stressed the need for knowledge-sharing between the two instituions. DCAA and the Training Academy agreed to share their expertise and also to extend cooperation between the two instituions and to aim at training special cadres in the field of civil aviation. The delegation visited different sections of the airports to gain knowledge of the best practices in aviation safety and accident investigation.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:15:53 PM
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DCAA, Dubai Airports MoU on projects in vicinity of airports

DCAA, Dubai Airports MoU on projects in vicinity of airports

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airports as regards the heights of buildings and light warning systems on high-rises in the vicinity of all Dubai airports. The MoU was signed by Khalid Al Arif, Director of Standards and Regulations at DCAA and Gamal bin Chrisan of Dubai Airports. This understanding is in line with the strategic plan for Dubai and aims to achieve excellence and also to enhance partnership and co-operation between various government bodies in the emirate. In terms of the MoU, the heights of buildings and light warning systems that need to be used by the buildings in the visinioty of the airports should be in line with the General Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) instructions. Gamal Zaal praised the cooperation between the two instituions to develop the aviation sector and to ensure greater economic growth for the, of which the DCAA is an integral part.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:13:14 PM
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“Shawahin” to boost Emirati Identity

“Shawahin” to boost Emirati Identity

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority in cooperation with Dubai Customs, Dubai Police and General Directorate of Residency & Foreigner’s Affairs, has formed a dedicated team to boost Emirati identity and culture and strengthen coordination between various government organization working at the Dubai International Airport. The formation of the team is in line with the directive of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to create new initiatives and projects to support the national identity and culture. The team organized a number of activities to achieve its objectives. Its first campaign was “Ramadan Campaign in 2012”. The team conducted health camps and made religions presentations. The team also supported the program for the 41st UAE National Day and also the GCC Traffic week.

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:08:47 PM
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‘Wamdat Fikr’ -  A lighthouse to DCAA employees

‘Wamdat Fikr’ - A lighthouse to DCAA employees

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) distributed a copy of ‘Wamdat Fikr’, a book written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to all its employees. The DCAA believes its employees will benefit from the contents of the book. The enlightened thoughts expressed in the book will provide an incentive for professionals to reach the heights of excellence in their careers and make the best investments of their time. The valuable information and statements contained in this book are seen as a lighthouse for government and private employees. The DCAA remains committed to updating its employees about the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohommed, which has been a source of inspiration to DCAA and its employees to provide best services

Created at: 21-08-2013 1:06:54 PM
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DCAA Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group

DCAA Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group (DTTAG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement aims to ensure a closer cooperation between both parties in relation to the travel business activities within the Emirate of Dubai, which will facilitate the development of this industry. The MOU was signed by Mohammed A. Ahli – Director General of DCAA and Majid Al Mulla - President DTTAG. The ceremony was held at President Conference Room, in the presence of several departments directors, heads of Sections, and managers from DCAA, as well as executive members of DTTAG. Mohammed A. Ahli said that The agreement between DCAA and DTAG would contribute to streamlining the process of issuance of NOC for aviation business activities in order to enhance the growth of the travel industry in the Emirate of Dubai.

Created at: 01-04-2013 11:07:10 AM
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