The Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) has signed a new leasing agreement with the Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), which will see dans establish its first training facility at Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA).
The agreement was signed by H.E. Mohammed A. Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and CEO of dans, and H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of DACC in the presence of Suzan Al Anani, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) and Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO, dans.
The new academy will feature a range of courses related to air traffic management, such as foundational development, rating & qualification training, first competency assessments, as well as professional aviation development programmes.
Commenting on the agreement, H.E. Mohammed A. Ahli, director general, DCAA and CEO, dans, said, "The signing of this strategic new leasing agreement, which identifies the location of the academy, is a crucial positive step in the right direction for the academy--whose name shall soon resonate across local, regional and international fronts for being the leading operational training provider synonymous for quality driven contemporary taught operational courses. The academy shall open its doors to professionals working in and outside of the UAE to help enhance their skills.
"Moreover, operating such a unique facility that is specialized as such from within the UAE, also supports our efforts in preparing and equipping Emirati talent with the necessary skills required to succeed in an ever-growing ATM sector, which continuously requires keeping up with the fast pace of innovation and development. On that note, we would like to express our appreciation for the continuous support coming from the DACC as led by H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, the Executive Chairman. The DACC serves as a catalyst in making this initiative happen, especially now that we have identified Al Maktoum International Airport as the location of the academy from where all future operational training will commence.”