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 ExploraÃ§Ã£o de Aeroportos e
NavegaÃ§Ã£o AÃ©rea (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
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 http://www.atcweek.com.
Notes to editors:
About ATC Global (http://www.atcglobalhub.com)
ATC Global is the place for the international ATM community to do
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
About UBM EMEA
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,
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integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry
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
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
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