Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

DCAA supports Sanad Academy

SANAD Academy

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for Sanad Academy. 

The academy, the first in the UAE to get the NOC, is one of the first RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) training as well as consultation providers in the Arab world. 

DCAA has contributed significantly to provide all the support for the Academy and follow-up on their proposed projects, where the goal of the academy is to be a technical and consultant reference to any government or private agency which use drones. 

The academy presented Sanad Smart Ring project with support and follow up of DCAA in The UAE Drones for Good Award, which is the only project that was presented with a support of a government entity, where it got the first place in the award. 

The academy works in cooperation with DCAA to provide all the support and information to amateurs, companies and government entities on the methods of using drones according to the laws and safety procedures, educating them with the best ways to use drones while preserving aviation safety. 

DCAA is looking forward to support such academies specialized in drone activity, and encourage an increase in the numbers of such academies, because of its importance and that of the role it plays in educating and giving consultations to everyone in the society. 

DCAA to host World Aviation Safety Summit in Dubai

Local and international aviation experts to analyse essential safety measures

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) will be hosting the fifth edition of World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS 2017) on April 11 and 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

WASS 2017 will highlight key strategies for the safety culture of the future by engaging with local and international stakeholders from regulatory authorities, airline operators, airport operators, aircraft manufacturers, pilot associations, safety organisations and air traffic control service providers. 

The Summit will address how the aviation industry implements essential safety measures in order to efficiently manage the processes, threats and risks facing aviation safety professionals worldwide. The Summit will also closely examine best practices in crisis communications, reputation management, safety performance and wildlife management. 

H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of DCAA, said: “We are committed to the development of safety in the aviation sector locally, regionally and internationally. We are dedicated to backing the Summit and look forward to supporting the learning and innovations that come out of the global gathering. 

We believe that bringing global safety experts together will make a genuine difference to the industry, enhance performance levels and highlight Dubai’s commitment to ensuring a safe and secure future for air travel.” 

Some of the sessions at WASS include enhancing safe and secure operations; overflight and handling a complex geopolitical environment; safety performance, monitoring, measurement and benchmarking; business continuity and air safety; cyber security for safety; and risk management and predictive safety. 

Nick Webb, Managing Partner at Streamline Marketing Group, the event organisers, said: “Returning for its 5th edition, WASS has established itself as an ideal platform for thought leaders of the global aviation safety sector to come together and discuss essential safety measures. Air traffic is booming, and with such rapid growth it is critical that industry and safety experts discuss solutions to the challenges and ever-growing demands of the industry. We look forward to welcoming the world’s global aviation safety experts in Dubai for the fifth edition of the Summit.” 

As WASS’s Association Partner, experts from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will provide attendees with updates on the latest industry safety trends and best practices. 

Committed to enhancing customer happiness

In line with the vision of 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) has been taking active initiatives toward ensuring satisfaction and happiness of its customers.

DCAA’s Accident Investigations Section to be a fully SMART investigations section

The Accident Investigation Section in the DCAA ensures that accidents and incidents are investigated and reported with a view to ensure that preventive measures are taken in order to create a barrier against re-occurrences.....


Progressive and friendly work culture at DCAA

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.

Well-prepared to handle high growth in Dubai's aviation sector

Roy George, Senior Manager Air Transport Operations, Air Transport and International Affairs in the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), has been working with the civil aviation authority for more than 30 years, and has not only witnessed but also lived the transformation that the aviation sector in Dubai has undergone.

In an exclusive interview with Via Dubai, George shared the changes he has witnessed over these years and how Dubai International Airport, which is the world’s busiest in terms of international passenger traffic, continues to display an exemplary growth, and the driving force behind the growth of Dubai’s aviation sector, which is estimated to contribute over 37.5 per cent to the Emirate’s GDP by 2030.