Abu Dhabi: Civil Aviation Security Forum

01.06.2010 Aviation & Space

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The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the UAE plans to organise the Regional Civil Aviation Security Forum in co-operation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Abu Dhabi (02-03 June 2010, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel).
The two-day Forum will be inaugurated by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy and Chairman of GCAA, and will discuss a number of issues and topics closely connected with aviation security through presentations and discussion sessions.
The event is being attended by ministers in charge of civil aviation and directors-general of civil aviation authorities, who will discuss and adopt consistent and compatible strategies to address the challenges and threats to civil aviation.
The Forum is expected to issue "Abu Dhabi Joint Declaration", setting a global strategy and key principles and standards to deal with aviation security challenges.
Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General, GCAA said: "This Forum is expected to establish new principles and standards in aviation security, which will allow more communication and co-ordination in this respect and enhance our ability to deal with potential threats."
The first day topics revolve around best practices of airport and aviation security in addition to a private session dealing with the harmonization of legislations with international and local standards of civil aviation security.
On the second day, the forum will discuss enhancement of electronic control methods, threats and risks to civil aviation security, and the concept of the regional co-operation program for aviation security.


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