Inline with the overall strategies of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and its continuous pursue to achieve the highest levels of civil aviation safety and security, the authority launches a large-scale awareness campaign with the slogan “Love Your Sky”.
Aiming at raising awareness with the flight and passenger safety all over the UAE, this campaign will focus on a wide range of topics and issues that constantly face passengers and cause damage or disturbance whether to airports or carriers or passengers. “Although the United Arab Emirates boasts an excellent passenger and flight safety and security record, it is an urgent need to constantly seek to achieve the highest security and safety standards.
In this regard, the General Civil Aviation Authority cooperates with civil aviation departments and national carriers in the country to achieve this purpose and maintain the achievement. “ H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, the Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was created 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.
The GCAA introduced the Overall Transformation Program (OTP) in 2010 aiming at transformation of the organization in different areas such as institutional setup, corporate governance, organization structure and financial planning. The OTP resulted in the formulation of a new regulatory setup for the civil aviation sector which leads the GCAA to a golden horizon.
The United Arab Emirates, represented by GCAA, is an active member of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its specialized committees. It is also a member of the Arab Civil Aviation Commission (ACAC) Executive Council, and currently H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA is heading the ACAC Executive Council.
For more information about UAE General Civil Aviation Authority please check its official website: www.gcaa.gov.ae