Making the most of technology
Specialised exhibitions of an industry are a great way to reach out to a target market, create brand awareness and promote products and services to a broader group.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and its predecessor have been in the forefront in participating at the exhibitions. Our exhibition calendar is selected to reflect the current developments and services which needs to be popularised.
A good place, perhaps, is the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) right here in Dubai. This year marked the 11th continuous year of our participation in the 38-year-old exhibition.
In the past editions of the world’s third largest ICT expo, we displayed smart services provided by DCAA to make the application process of its customers easier and faster. DCAA’s first e-Service was launched in 2013 which dealt with issuing safety and security related No Objection Certificate (NoC). In 2014, we launched 14 smart services. We changed many of our DCAA customer services to e-services.
Today, the bouquet of services include approvals for Aircraft Landing, Dangerous Goods and Firearms transportation, Issuance of No Objection Certificates (NoCs), Airport Security Programme/Heliport Security Programme (ASP/HSP, Aircraft Operator Security Programme (AOSP), and Airport Tenant Security Programme (ATSP).
This year, DCAA launched “IIAN” service which is part of the processes of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in our work through a system dedicated to inspectors to help them investigate aviation accidents. Another launch was of “Synergy” system, which smartly shows performance indicators and reports. DCAA also introduced a RPAS tracking system.
At DCAA, we remain committed to enhancing and implementing the strategies envisaged in Dubai Vision 2020 and Smart Dubai.
Mohammed Abdulla Ahli