Dubai’s airspace is set to get more stringent with the new safety law.
In a recent development, the ruler of Dubai, vice president and prime minister of the UAE HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum issued a law on on aviation safety in Dubai.
The new Law aims to enhance safety and security measures in Dubai’s airspace. This will also ensure smooth aviation according to international standards approved by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority. Further, the Law aims to organize activities in the civil aviation industry, apply best practices and prohibit all acts that may endanger airplanes, airports or any facility related to aviation services.
Pursuant to the Law, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority may inspect and monitor all civil aviation activities and civil aviation workers, and may also define any acts that constitute risk on aviation facilities, air operations, airplanes, passengers and air traffic.
The New Law obligates civil aviation workers in Dubai to obtain an annual permit from Dubai Civil Aviation Authority according to terms and conditions issued by a resolution from the director general of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. The director general of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority may also issue any required policies and procedures to implement this law.