As this year unfolds, many ambitious plans lay ahead for our civil aviation sector. The aviation industry in the UAE is considered to be the backbone of many vital sectors in the country. The General Civil Aviation Authority’s main objective is to ensure the steady growth of the aviation industry while maintaining the highest standards of safety, security and service quality. Therefore, GCAA is putting forward a Strategic Plan 2017-2021 to meet the growing demands of the industry.
Since its inception in 1996, GCAA has made notable progress in the rule making, enforcement and provision of regulatory as well as the air navigation services. Despite the challenges, we have also continued to enhance our connectivity thus contributing to not only the UAE but global economy. Our Plans are guided by the UAE National Agenda and its strategic priorities. I am pleased to say that the 2017-21 Strategic Plan reflects our ambitions to support the growth of aviation industry, at home and abroad.
We look forward to the support of our valued stakeholders and the industry partners with much enthusiasm and confidence, and commit to continue our efforts to advance the civil aviation sector and enhance its efficiency and safety.
H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori
Minister of Economy
Chairman of the GCAA Board