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Air Accident Investigation

Head of Sector:

Mohammad Faisal Al Dossari , Assistant Director General for Air Accident Investigation Sector (ADG-AAIS)

Main Responsibilities:

The official foundation of the AAIS took place in October 2011. The AAIS is the sole body in the United Arab Emirates mandated to investigate air accidents and incidents in accordance with the Civil Aviation Law No. 20 of 1991 and the Air Accident and Incident Investigation Regulations, and in conformance with Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The AAIS issues Final Reports containing safety recommendations.

Before October 2011, several investigations were conducted by the GCAA and the corresponding Final Reports were published. All available safety-related data and information that was collected as a result of accident and incident investigation in the United Arab Emirates has been preserved in an AAIS database.

The objective of an AAIS investigation is to enhance aviation safety by determining the causes and contributing factors related to air accidents or incidents, and to issue safety recommendations to prevent reoccurrence. It is not the purpose of the investigation activity to apportion blame or liability.

Inquiries e-mail: aai@gcaa.gov.ae.

Business Units

The AAIS organizational structure encompasses three business units that directly report to ADG-AAIS:

  1. Air Accident Investigations Department (AAID)
    • Operations Investigation
    • Technical/Engineering Investigation
    • Flight recorders and investigation technology
  2. Accident Prevention & Safety Recommendations (AP&SR Unit)
  3. Quality, Standards & Publications (QS&P Unit)

24 Hour Hotline

Strictly for Air Accident and Incidents Notifications Only

+971 50 641 4667





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