Air traffic movement charts
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced that air traffic movements in the UAE grew at a rate of 4.8% in August 2011 compared to the same month last year. The GCAA monthly report indicated that total air traffic movements in August 2011 were 56100 with an average of 1810 air traffic movements per day.
GCAA's Air Traffic monthly report for August 2011 showed the number of air traffic movements in each UAE airport. Dubai ranked first with 24934 traffic movements. Over flights stood next at 12959 air traffic movements. Abu Dhabi ranked third with 8443 air traffic movements. According to the report, air traffic movements in Sharjah International Airport ranked fourth with 5124 movements. Local flights between UAE airports were in the fifth position with 3516 movements. Al Maktoum International Airport witnessed 406 movements, Fujairah International Airport witnessed 328 movements, while Ras Al Khaimah International Airport had 223 air traffic movements and Al Ain Airport had 167 air traffic movements.
The report indicated that as far as air safety is concerned, the GCAA renewed 2 Air Operator Certificates (AOC), completed 34 licensing transactions for aircraft maintenance companies. Further, GCAA conducted 6 inspections and audits, issued 18 simulator certificates, and renewed one license for aircraft Design Company. In terms of (ROSI) system, 68 aviation incidents were reported. In addition, the GCAA conducted 12 inspections and audits for Air Navigation and Aerodromes operations.
As for licensing, GCAA issued 240 new crew licenses, renewed 289 licenses, conducted 18 crew examinations. Further, it issued 4 new aircraft maintenance engineers licenses, and conducted 10 aircraft maintenance engineer examinations. Concerning air traffic controller transactions, the report showed that GCAA issued one new license, and renewed 24 licenses.
Regarding Aeromedical activities, the report indicated that GCAA issued and renewed 1352 medical certificates in various qualified categories, appointed 9 medical committees. As such, licensing related transactions in August 2011 stood at 3144.
As for Aviation Security Affairs, one license for dangerous goods cargo agency was issued and renewed 4, and renewed 2 certificates for dangerous goods training centers, and conducted 3 inspections and audits.
In terms of International Affairs, the UAE initialed in August one Air Transport Agreement and signed a memoranda of understanding with Sierra Leon.
The GCAA signed in August a cooperation agreement with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), for search and rescue between UAE and African countries.
It also managed to obtain the ISO 1002 management system for customer complaints, after successfully passing the audit.