10-year safety record for Dubai aviation
Dubai, January 28, 2014
The Dubai aviation safety performance indicators have recorded zero air accident fatalities over the past ten years, according to the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).
The authority said that there have been a few accidents, but the Dubai aviation sector’s aviation agencies have been non-contributory to those.
Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, director general at the DCAA, said: “Safety is the number one priority for air transport and aviation is the safest means of transport.
“To continue this lead and ensure air transport continues to play a major role in driving sustainable economic and social development, collaboration and sharing of best practice, is required among all partners of the industry,” he said.
The positive report comes as a result of implementing high safety management systems and ensuring safety guidelines are adhered to, said Khalid Al Arif, director of Standards and Regulations at the DCAA.
According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), 4.1 accidents per million departures were recorded globally in 2006. The figure increased to 4.8 in 2008 and dropped to 4.2 and 3.2 in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
“For 2013, the figures are lower than previous years and this is a result of carrying out more effective safety management programmes under ICAO regulations,” Al Arif said.
As part of the UAE’s efforts in aviation safety, the DCAA is set to host the secod Aviation Safety Culture Summit on February 3 and 4 at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai.
The summit will bring together more than 250 local and international aviation industry leaders to discuss key strategies and challenges in improving safety culture across the industry. It is organised by Streamline Marketing Group (SMG).
It will include a panel discussion, sponsored by Nats, entitled “Making Our Airspace Safer - Thinking Globally, Planning Regionally and Acting Locally,” which will highlight safety challenges for both airlines and air navigation service providers and how the industry can look to address these challenges. - TradeArabia News Service