As a part of implementation of Law No (7) of 2015 on aviation safety in the emirates of Dubai, issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is taking several steps to further enhance efficiencies in line with the law, that aims to enhance safety and security measures in Dubai's airspace to ensure smooth aviation according to the international standards approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority.
One of the steps being taken is re-organising the functions and responsibilities of the employees within the DCAA with an increased focus on specialisation, Juma Abdalla Al Falahi, Senior Manager, Standards and Regulations, Standards and Regulations Department, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), told Via Dubai in an interview. Al Falahi spoke about his responsibilities and how an innovative and progressive work culture within the civil aviation authority has contributed to his career growth.
Excerpts from the interview:
How is the Standards and Regulations Department contributing to the vision of DCAA and what is your role.
The department has 3 sections- Environment and Obstacles Control, Aviation Regulations and Safety, and Airport Certification Section, which are associated with forming rules and regulations to ensure safety and security of civil aviation in the Emirate of Dubai. In my present role, I am responsible for assisting the Director of the department in implementing the strategies, utilizing the budget and other areas.
These days, I am dealing with the internal restructuring of functions, with a focus on specialization. This is in line with the civil aviation’s strategy to ensure proper implementation of Law No 7 of 2015. The Law aims to organise the activities and profession in the civil aviation industry, apply best practices to ensure best usage of Dubai's airspace and prohibit all acts that may endanger airplanes, airports or any facility related to aviation services.
Within this, I hold discussions in order to understand the existing roles and help define the new roles effectively