UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced (08-Dec-2010) its new strategic plan for the 2011-2013 period under the theme "Towards Golden Horizons". The plan is expected to contribute towards establishing the UAE's international presence. GCAA also announced the establishment of the National Aviation Studies Centre to train its staff as well as the staff of other aviation authorities in the UAE and elsewhere. GCAA Chairman and Economy Minister, HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, noted the continuing strategic partnership with public entities in the UAE's civil aviation sector and the importance of cooperation among all parties in order to drive the sector forward, especially in the light of its increasing growth. The six major objectives for the next three years include: "Ensuring safe and secure operations in the civil aviation sector in accordance with ICAO's standards and best practices, facilitating international connectivity, preparing and developing the UAE's environmental regulations for the aviation sector, influencing world policies in order to balance the needs of partners and international compliance with the preservation of the environment, providing excellent support services for the civil aviation sector, enhancing the UAE's position worldwide as an influential player in the international civil aviation field, enhancing internal operations and developing worthiness, promoting a culture of excellence in line with the best world practices and growth of the aviation field, communicating with and responding to local, regional and international partners, and financial self sustainability." [more]
GCAA announces new strategic plan for 2011-2013
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