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Clear, safe and consistent operating environments are needed to improve airfield safety

  • World Aviation Safety Summit tackles runway incursion issues on day two

12 April, Dubai, UAE: In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe and consistent operating environment that avoids confusion, according to a leading aviation expert speaking on day two of the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. Andrew Green, Manager Aerodrome Safety & Standards, Aviation & Airports Safety Department at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) explained that a more consistent approach is needed in terms of signs and instructions at airport runways to ensure airfield safety is kept to the highest standards. Continue reading “Clear, safe and consistent operating environments are needed to improve airfield safety”


Aviation safety should not be influenced by commercial agendas, says World Aviation Safety Summit Chairman

11 April, Dubai, UAE: Delegates and attendees of the fifth annual World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS) discussed today that aviation safety should not be threatened by commercial or political interference, such as the recent US and UK electronics bans that have caused controversy throughout the sector.

Speaking during the opening ceremony, WASS Chairman and prominent aviation analyst Alan Peaford spoke of the need to maintain safety above other interests, calling for consistency in analysis and applications of intelligence material. Continue reading “Aviation safety should not be influenced by commercial agendas, says World Aviation Safety Summit Chairman”


Industry leaders to advise on new drone air safety measures

  • World Aviation Safety Summit in Dubai to address challenges drones present to aviation safety

03 April 2017 – Dubai, UAE: As drones continue to increase in number and popularity around the world, the aviation industry is working to address the challenges they bring and ensure safety is maintained. This will be one of a number of topics that will be under examination at the World Aviation Safety Summit, which will take place in Dubai on 11 and 12 April this year.

Each month, pilots and air traffic controllers report more than 100 drone sightings to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has been compiling and issuing reports on these encounters. The FAA says such reports have increased since 2014, with more than 1,200 incidents in the U.S. last year. Continue reading “Industry leaders to advise on new drone air safety measures”


Next generation air traffic management to be examined by aviation safety experts

Next generation air traffic management to be examined by aviation safety experts

  • World Aviation Safety Summit to analyse airspace designs and ATC security’s impact on safety
  • How to handle complex geopolitical environments to also be a key focus at the Summit

29 March 2017 — Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Improvements to air traffic management (ATM) and airspace design will be critical points of debate at the fifth edition of the World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS), to be held in Dubai this April. Next generation ATM technology will be analysed, as well as airspace design planning and how to minimise unstable runway approaches.

This topic is of significant concern to GCC aviation leaders who have for a long time debated improving airspace collaboration across governments to reduce congestion and ultimately improve safety. It was recently announced that a centralised air traffic management system in the GCC had reached a very advanced stage, according to the Director General of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). It is expected that this will improve access, collaboration and safety across the region. Continue reading “Next generation air traffic management to be examined by aviation safety experts”