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Al Remaithi receiving the coveted ATCO certification.

First female Emirati ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports

ABU DHABI, January 22, 2018

Abu Dhabi Airports and GAL Air Navigation Services have jointly certified Mariam Al Remaithi as the first Emirati female ATCO (Air Traffic Controller) at the Abu Dhabi Airports. She will be joining the team at Al Ain International Airport.

GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhabi Airports, while lauding Al Remaithi's achievements, said this initiative comes as a part of the companies’ support for the role of women and their desire to succeed in all fields, and in line with the UAE's efforts to enhance the role of Emirati women in all fields of work.

Abdul Majid Al Khouri, the acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "We are proud that today we have women capabilities that compete with that of leading nations around the world. The UAE woman has succeeded in confirming her critical role in the development of the nation’s economy and various industries, by taking part and excelling in all sectors with no exceptions."

"At a time when we are gearing up for the next phase in the expansion of our operations, local talent development in all areas within the airport sector is one of Abu Dhabi Airports’ key goals to ensure sustainable growth and success of our industry for decades to come," he noted.

"ATC is one of the most valued professions in the Aviation Industry and is highly sensitive, requiring a high concentration, as well as many other requirements that must be met," he pointed out.

GAL ANS ATC Training Centre is an essential element in the development of air traffic control personnel. The ATC Training Center has received several international approvals from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the General Civil Aviation Authority.

GAL Air Navigation Services' chief executive Khalid Al Breiki said: "GAL ANS is proud today of the presence of Emirati women who have been trained and qualified in the ATC Training Academy in Al Ain (Al Ain Training Centre)."

"Mariam proved to everyone that there are no challenges that may stand or hinder Emirati women who seek excellence and success and who aspire to give more and more to our country," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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