Calls for EUROCONTROLstyle body in Gulf

Georges Hannouche, CEO of Bayanat Airports and Engineering Supplies (BAES) and the Arab world’s leading aviation veteran, has called for the establishment of an Arabian Gulf body along the lines of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) for air traffic management keeping in view the ceaseless expansion of airline fleets and airports in the region.


Calls for EUROCONTROLstyle body in Gulf


Georges Hannouche, CEO of Bayanat Airports and Engineering Supplies (BAES) and the Arab world’s leading aviation veteran, has called for the establishment of an Arabian Gulf body along the lines of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) for air traffic management keeping in view the ceaseless expansion of airline fleets and airports in the region.

“The aviation industry in the Gulf region faces two major hurdles. There has to be better coordination among the civil aviation authorities and regulators. The other is the need for the creation of a Gulf-wide body equal to EUROCONTROL with the involvement of all stakeholders and regulators,” he said in a statement while attending the Dubai Airport Show.

“The UAE has taken the lead towards making this a reality. Air traffic has recorded phenomenal growth in the past few years and the future scenario is no different. This calls for a unified and coordinated efforts at the regional level for ATM,” he added.