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CAA Organizes Air Traffic Flow Management Course with ICAO

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), organized training in air traffic flow management for operational intensity during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, under the patronage of HE Transport Minister Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti.
The course, held in two phases from March 27-30, brought together trainees from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Republic of Iraq, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Lebanon and the Republic of Sudan, in addition to the State of Qatar.
The course activities, which were presented by a group of international experts, aimed to contribute effectively to the management of air traffic flows between the countries of the region to ensure the smooth and safe movement of aircraft during the Cup. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
In addition, the course introduced participants to the benefits of the navigation systems applied by the CAA in the State of Qatar so that the countries of the region can provide efficient and safe services in proportion to the expected increase in air traffic during the tournament period. according to the agreed regional plan.
During the training, in which ICAO identified its axes and work plan, the capabilities of the navigation system used were introduced through the use of simulation systems, in addition to sharing daily forecasts air traffic during the FIFA World Cup period with the countries concerned.
Mohamed Faleh al-Hajri, who is responsible for leading the work of the CAA, said the session comes against the backdrop of Qatar’s preparations to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as well as a fruitful cooperation with ICAO and with countries in the region to manage the flow of air traffic and prepare for the next phase, with the aim of ensuring the provision of efficient services and ensuring flight safety, in addition to providing rationalization and flexibility of air traffic during the period of the FIFA World Cup, which will experience very high operational intensity.
He added that the course is an important opportunity to introduce the level of efficiency of the navigation system in the State of Qatar and all the workers of the air navigation system and the modern and advanced technologies and devices adopted there, which which in turn will contribute to achieving high performance and a level that meets the demands of this important sporting event.
Al-Hajri also explained that the State of Qatar’s aviation system is constantly working to prepare for the next stage through important development processes related to Qatari airspace and related to the increase in the number of routes. airlines and air traffic controllers, and to continuous updating processes. for devices and systems used in air navigation in order to accommodate the heavy air traffic expected during the organization of this tournament by the country.