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Northrop Grumman builds on air traffic management system success in Dubai

Airport news  •  7 January 2011  •  CANSO

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, continues to grow its international sales in the Middle East region...

How prepared are you?

Issue 4 2010  •  10 August 2010  •  Gill Sparrow, Manager, Contingency Response Planning, Emirates Airlines

Is your Airport community ready to respond to an aircraft accident? Do you work together for a common goal and do you know what that common goal is?Emergency planning, or more specifically aircraft accident response, is not a new subject but it is certainly an ever developing one. In many parts of the world the development of that response is fairly well advanced and integrated amongst all stakeholders, however for others it is a relatively new concept with insufficient thought around the longer term impact, not only for the airport and airline, but also for the country.

Dubai Airports: a new chapter in world aviation

Issue 4 2008, Past issues  •  1 August 2008  •  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCA & Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group

Dubai is undergoing dynamic growth in all areas of its economy, which has long diversified away from the oil sector. Today, the contribution of the oil sector to Dubai’s GDP is under five per cent, while the services sector, with an average annual growth rate of 21 per cent since 2000, has been the key driver of Dubai’s economic rise. In 2005, the service sector constituted 74 per cent of Dubai’s GDP.

The master plan

Issue 4 2008, Past issues  •  1 August 2008  •  Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

In line with the government of Abu Dhabi’s aims to transform the capital of the UAE into a vibrant, broad-based economy, an increasing emphasis has been placed on the industrial, real estate and tourism development in the federation’s largest Emirate. Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the owner operator of both the Emirate’s key aviation hubs (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain), is an intrinsic part of the government’s plans and with USD 6.8 billion earmarked for the development of Abu Dhabi International Airport alone, the city can easily boast to be home to one of the world’s most ambitious airport redevelopment projects ever.

Dubai, the world’s aviation hub in the making

Issue 4 2007, Past issues  •  31 July 2007  •  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Dubai is undergoing dynamic growth in all areas of its economy, which has long diversified away from the oil sector. Today, the contribution of the oil sector to Dubai’s GDP is under five per cent, while the services sector, with an average annual growth rate of 21 per cent since 2000, has been the key driver of Dubai’s economic rise. In 2005, the service sector constituted 74 per cent of Dubai’s GDP.

Firmly on Course

Issue 4 2007, Past issues  •  31 July 2007  •  Khalifa Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Chairman and Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

Redevelopment work at Abu Dhabi International Airport is progressing according to plan. A number of facilities are scheduled to go operational in the first half of 2008. These include a third passenger terminal, a second runway, a new state of the art air traffic control complex and the first phase of a free trade zone. The flagship facility, the Midfield Terminal, will come on stream by the end of 2010 and by then the Airport’s overall capacity will triple to 20 million passengers.

From humble beginnings

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  11 September 2006  •  HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President – Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai

Aviation in Dubai was once limited to a single, modest port built on dusty wasteland. Now, it knows no limits. Dubai International Airport is expanding in a US$ 4.1 billion development programme, while 40 kilometres away, work has begun on constructing the world’s largest airport.

Retail therapy

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  11 September 2006  •  Mohamed Mounib, Managing Director – Abu Dhabi Duty Free and In-flight Catering

The major expansion projects designed to maintain the city of Abu Dhabi as a business and tourism hub have necessitated a parallel expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport in order to accommodate the ever increasing traffic growth. With Etihad Airways – the national carrier of the UAE – constantly increasing its destinations around the world, there was an even greater need to expand Abu Dhabi Duty Free’s retail area in line with the development of the airport itself.

Planning for the 21st Century

Issue 4 2005, Past issues  •  25 November 2005  •  Hanan Sayed Worrell, Manager of projects, SCADIA

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will soon deliver a massive expansion of airport capacity with far less difficulty and in a more cost-effective manner than other comparable airports in the region and around the world.

 

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