The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), headed by its President, Abdulhadi Al Mansouri, participated in the fifth meeting of the Presidents and Directors of the Civil Aviation Authorities in the Middle East.
The meeting was held from 4-6 of November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the capital city of Kuwait.
The meeting discussed a number of items arising from the fourth meeting of the Presidents and Directors of the Civil Aviation Authorities in the Middle East. This is in addition to the cooperation between the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and international and regional organizations.
The meeting also discussed civil aviation efforts to protect the environment, in addition to current opportunities and challenges for Middle Eastern airlines and other topics on the agenda.
The meeting addressed the developments related to civil aviation safety, regional safety indicators, its goals and their performance. The meeting went through the outcome of the 17th meeting of the Middle East Air Navigation Planning and the implementation of air navigation for the Middle East region. Furthermore, it went through the seventh meeting of the regional aviation safety group, and the achievements and challenges of air traffic management in the region.
The fifth Middle East Civil Aviation Presidents and Directors Meeting reviewed the activities of the (ICAO) technical cooperation, airport fees and air navigation. Furthermore, a review was made of the Strategic Plan for Supporting Air Transport in the Region, as well as the Middle East Strategy in the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) Program, in its second phase. They also went over the strategy of enhancing cooperation between MENA countries concerning the functions of the Incident Investigation Group.