ATC Global 2015, the Flagship Event of ATC Week, Opens Its Doors to the International Air Traffic Management Community in Dubai on Monday

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - This Monday, 5th October, the ATC Global Exhibition & Conference will welcome international air traffic management (ATM) professionals from over 100 countries to the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, Chairman of Dubai Air Navigation Services, ATC Global will unite leaders and executives from air navigation service providers (ANSPs), aviation regulators, air traffic management suppliers, defence organisations, airports and airlines to build partnerships, share knowledge, meet new customers and debate the most critical issues facing ATM.

A truly global event, ATC Global will welcome delegates and speakers from 106 countries, 45 more than in 2014. ANSPs and Civil Aviation Authorities participating include NavCanada, State ATM Corporation Russia, DECEA (Brazil), FAA, NATS, Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia, ENAC (France), ATMB (China), NAV Portugal, Air Navigation Services Germany, Slovenia Control, HungaroControl (Hungary), LVNL (Netherlands), NANSC (Egypt), CAA (Botswana), ONDA (Morocco), Kazaeronavigatsia (Kazakhstan), Bulatsa (Bulgaria), BHANSA (Bosnia & Herzegovina), CAAS (Singapore), ROMATSA (Romania), UKSATSE (Ukraine), COSESNA (Central America), Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation, CORPAC (Peru), Empresa Nacional de Exploração de Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea (ENANA), DGCTA (Argentina) and GACA (Saudi Arabia).

The event has also secured the support of local stakeholders UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), Dubai Airports and Emirates Airline.

Speaking on behalf of Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), Mr. Nils Svan, Senior Vice President of Strategy said "We are looking forward to the vast opportunities that ATC Global will present and the platform of knowledge exchange it will provide to the aviation sector in the UAE."

The event will feature 21 free-to-attend workshops and seminars on the exhibition floor covering a wide range of topics including ATM in Africa, Aircraft Satellite Communications, the Middle East ATM Enhancement Programme, Surveillance and Tracking and Remote Tower and Dynamic Airspace Use. Alongside this, a prestigious three-day conference will feature over 50 world-renowned speakers from across the industry including Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL; Mohamed Khonji, Director, ICAO Middle East Office; Igor Moiseenko, Director General, State ATM Corporation Russia; Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports; Patrik Peters, President, IFATCA and Lt. Brigadier Aquino, Director General, DECEA Brazil.

An impressive array of international exhibitors showcasing a wide range of industry critical services and innovative technologies also await attendees. Lockheed Martin, Thales, Azimut, Aireon, GAL ANS, HungaroControl and SESAR JU are amongst them.

Speaking in advance of ATC Global, Mark Cooper, Managing Director of IS&GS Transportation and Energy, Lockheed Martin said: "Rapid growth in the Middle East brings challenges with capacity in that en-route and terminal airspace become a premium. These challenges can be addressed through increased collaboration and over the coming days, we look forward to discussing solutions with key stakeholders within the industry."

ATC Global 2015 is the flagship event of ATC Week, a series of independent events celebrating air traffic control. Industry stakeholders including Inmarsat, GAL ANS and International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Emirates Airline in conjunction with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will run workshops, tours and networking activities across the UAE on 4-8 October. View the full schedule at

Notes to editors:

About ATC Global (

  • ATC Global is the place for the international ATM community to do business
  • ATC Global is a three day event comprising a world-leading exhibition, high-level conference, hosted buyer scheme, networking receptions and an extensive free educational programme
  • Founded in 1990, the event unites industry stakeholders from across the globe with the purpose of sharing information, knowledge and expertise. It brings buyers and sellers of ATC equipment and services together in an environment conducive to conducting business


UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors.

About Emirates

It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,500 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 142 cities in 78 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.

The airline ranks among the top ten carriers worldwide in terms of passenger kilometres, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried as of 2007. As of 2014, the airline is the fourth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried and third

largest in terms of scheduled passenger-kilometres flown. The airline is also the third-largest in terms of scheduled freight tonne-kilometres flown. The company also operates four of the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.

About UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established in 1996 by Federal Cabinet Decree (Law 4) to regulate civil aviation and provide designated aviation services with emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace. The main office is located in Abu Dhabi and the regional office is located in Dubai to serve the northern Emirates.

The GCAA, which is the sole authority for the control and regulation of civil aviation in the UAE, is responsible for the provision of en-route air navigation services and all aspects of flight safety. In late 2009, the GCAA opened its new Air Navigation Centre, The Sheikh Zayed Centre, which is considered the largest and busiest air traffic management facility in the Middle East as well as one of the world's most technically advanced centres in terms of its design.

About Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS)

Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) is the air navigation services provider for both the Dubai and Northern Emirates airspace.

Successfully providing air navigation services since 1967, DANS is a newly independent air navigation services provider, which contributes through its operations to the phenomenal rapid growth of the aviation sector in the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular.

Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, DANS plays a crucial and significant role in the management of Dubai's and the Northern Emirates airspace.

DANS is utilizing innovative technologies, implementing cutting edge solutions and engaging prominent industry expertise in its operations to safely and efficiently cater to the continuously growing air traffic capacity in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

About International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

ICAO works with the Convention's 191 Member States and global aviation organizations to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which States reference when developing their legally-enforceable national civil aviation regulations.

There are currently over 10,000 SARPs reflected in the 19 Annexes to the Chicago Convention which ICAO oversees, and it is through these provisions - as well as ICAO's complementary policy, auditing and capacity-building efforts - that today's global air transport network is able to operate close to 100,000 daily flights, safely, efficiently and securely in every region of the world.

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world's airlines, representing nearly 260 airlines comprising 83% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.


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