The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making a noteworthy move as the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) joins the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), signaling a transformative shift in air traffic management (ATM) across the Middle East.
United Arab Emirates’ Aviation Advancements: GCAA’s Collaboration with CANSO and Leadership in CATS Global Council for Future Air Traffic Management
CANSO serves as the Global Voice of Air Traffic Management, with its members consisting of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) that support over 90 percent of global air traffic. It also includes technology organizations and service providers crucial to the development of the next generation of ATM systems. Through fostering innovation and collaboration, CANSO aims to improve the quality of ATM and promote excellence in air traffic management.
The GCAA’s inclusion in CANSO will strengthen cooperation and the exchange of expertise both within the region and on a global scale.
Furthermore, the GCAA will play a pivotal role in the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Global Council. This pioneering collaboration brings together over 80 aviation and aerospace organizations, with the shared responsibility of realizing the vision for the skies in 2045 and beyond that it has outlined.
His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA, commented, ‘We anticipate that this partnership will enhance air traffic management services, aligning with our commitment to providing high-quality aviation services. This collaboration is a pivotal element of our continuous efforts to elevate air navigation service standards on both regional and global scales. Additionally, it will enable us to stay updated on the latest global innovations in air traffic control and best practices, thereby ensuring more efficient and effective services.”
As Simon Hocquard, CANSO’s Director General commented: « Recognising the GCAA’s extensive experience and expertise as a top-tier service provider, we are thrilled to welcome the GCAA into the CANSO family. Their membership underscores the UAE’s dedication to fostering innovation and setting new standards in air traffic management within the Middle East. »