UAE to implement major airspace restructuring
The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority plans to implement one of the largest airspace changes the region has ever seen.
Th eU A EA ir space Restructuring Project (ARP) will be completed on December 7 and is primarily aimed at increasing the country’s airspace capacity to meet forecasted air traffic demand.
The plan will also enhance access to all UAE airports, improve efficiency for both aviation system customers and air navigation service providers (ANSP) and reduce the environmental impact of the increasing traffic through more effective air traffic management operations.
The system is expected to lead to fuel savings of over $ 15m within the first year after implementation.
The ARP also requires more than 250 air traffic controllers to take simulation and theoretical training, the redesign of over 200 instrument flight procedures and incorporation of 30 new airways.