UAE air traffic movement surges 4pc
Dubai, September 14, 2011
The total air traffic movements in the UAE grew 4.8 per cent to hit 56,100 in August compared to the same month last year, said a report by the country's civil aviation body.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in its report indicated that the country had witnessed an average of 1810 air traffic movements per day in August. The report also recorded the number of air traffic movements in each UAE airport.
According to GCAA, Dubai topped the list with 24934 traffic movements followed by over flights which stood next at 12,959 air traffic movements.
Abu Dhabi ranked third with 8443 air traffic movements followed by Sharjah at fourth place with 5,124 movements, the report added.
Local flights between the UAE airports were in the fifth position with 3,516 movements.
Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed 406 movements while Fujairah had 328, Ras Al Khaimah (223) and Al Ain Airport (167).
The report indicated that as far as air safety was concerned, the GCAA renewed two Air Operator Certificates (AOC), completed 34 licensing transactions for aircraft maintenance companies.
Further, GCAA conducted 6 inspections and audits, issued 18 simulator certificates, and renewed one licence for aircraft Design Company.
In terms of (ROSI) system, 68 aviation incidents were reported. In addition, the GCAA conducted 12 inspections and audits for Air Navigation and Aerodromes operations.
With regard to aviation deals, the UAE had initialed an air transport agreement and also signed a MoU with Sierra Leone, said the GCAA in its report.
The UAE also sealed a co-operation pact with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for search and rescue between UAE and African countries last month, it added.
It also managed to obtain the ISO 1002 management system for customer complaints, after successfully passing the audit, the report stated.-TradeArabia News Service