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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines and the Group, affirmed that Dubai, thanks to the vision and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Governor of Dubai, God bless him, has taken proactive steps and initiatives to address the pandemic and enable the rapid recovery of the travel and tourism sector in the UAE . travel experience for them.

At the opening of the Airport Show activities at its twenty-first session, which started yesterday at the World Trade Center in Dubai and will continue until tomorrow with the participation of 150 international exhibitors, His Highness said: The exhibition has an important great at this particular time to give an additional impetus to the global aviation sector, whose rapid return to the prehistoric era has begun. The pandemic is appearing with high travel demand and the announcement of the resumption of development projects at the of world airports in anticipation of future growth.

His Highness added: The exhibitions and conferences held on its margins, with the participation of more than 4,500 international experts, contribute to giving decision makers at regional and international airports a golden opportunity to build relationships, to learn about best and most advanced technologies, and discuss prospects for cooperation and joint coordination for the benefit of the airport industry.

Through this event, we are reuniting the aviation world back in Dubai to advance the path of common minds and play our constructive role in the full recovery of this vital industry to support the global economy.

His Excellency continued: “Sustainability, advanced technology, airport development, process efficiency and airspace management are all vital topics that will be addressed during the three days of the exhibition, giving the industry a boost not only to “returned to the first levels of 2019. but to go further.”


His Highness said on Twitter: We are optimistic about the full recovery of the airline industry and airports play a vital role through innovative initiatives to increase safety, security and efficiency. His Highness stressed that the Airport Show, in its 21st session, is the largest annual airport event in the world, witnessing the launch of sustainable products and initiatives and advanced technologies.

a tour

After the opening, His Highness visited the exhibitors’ pavilions, accompanied by Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai and Khalifa Al Zaffin, CEO, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South. His Excellency was briefed on the technologies and equipment offered by more than 150 international companies from 20 countries around the world.

The latest innovations of the Dubai Police

Dubai General Police Command participates in the exhibition, where it presents the latest innovations and services it offers in the field of aviation security, including the important role of the Center for Aviation Safety Risk Assessment and Analysis, as well as the program XRT for training on the use of X-ray detectors at airports.

Colonel Ing. Marwan Muhammad Sinkel, Director of the Dubai Civil Aviation Security Center at the General Directorate of Airport Security, said that the Dubai Police is participating for the eighth time in a row in the important international exhibition, under the guidance of His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah. Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, and the pursuit of Major General Ali Atiq bin Lahej, Director of the General Department of Airport Security, in order to present the latest achievements and smart services in passenger and customer service, increasing security and safety at airports and controlling baggage and deliveries.

He stressed the will of the Dubai Police General Command to continuously participate in various exhibition sessions, to display everything that is new and modern in the work of the police and in the field of smart services, aimed at increasing security. , safety and well-being of community members at airports, in addition to introducing training services provided by the Aviation Safety Center in Dubai. The Civil Service, which aims to increase the level of performance of Dubai Police staff working at Dubai airports, noting that the Dubai Police platform provided an explanation to visitors about the various services it offers to passengers.

Risk analysis

Captain Ali Muhammad Al-Khakak, Head of the Threat Assessment Department at the General Directorate of Airport Security, gave an explanation to the visitors of the Dubai Police booth about the important role played by the Center for Security Risk Assessment and Analysis of Aviation.

And he pointed out that the center contains intelligent and modern systems that monitor, analyze and assess aviation security risks at the international and local level, and their consequences in ensuring the security of Dubai airports and the ease of procedures followed, so that to ensure continuity. providing security services to passengers with ease.

He added that the center periodically studies developments in the field of international security, monitors, analyzes and evaluates data and then makes recommendations to support administrative decision-makers in the General Department of Airport Security at the Dubai Police.

training program

Zain Al-Din Ammar, a recruit in the National and Reserve Service, introduced, through the Dubai Police platform, for the first time, the virtual XRT training program for training users of X-ray machines at airports, which was developed in collaboration between the Dubai Civil Aviation Security Center and National and Reserve Service recruits.

He explained that the virtual training program available at the Dubai Civil Aviation Safety Center is identical to how X-ray machines used at airports work, and through which the practitioner can practice how to use the real device with ease. .

Italian company

In statements during the event, Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner in the United Arab Emirates and Director of the Italian Trade Agency in the United Arab Emirates, indicated that the number of Italian companies in the current exhibition session has almost doubled compared to the session of last year. , if it were to grow from 15 companies in 2021 to 28 companies in 2022.

He stressed that this is a translation of the significance of the event for companies specializing in the aviation industry in Italy, which surpasses 160 major companies, including 30 companies providing airport management services and about 60% of their revenue come from outside Italy. .

He explained that the increase in trade exchange between the UAE and Italy in 2021 to about 6.6 billion euros (about 25.5 billion dirhams), of which Italian exports amounted to about 4.6 billion euros (17.8 billion dirhams), an increase of 22 %.

For his part, Giulio De Carelli, President of the Italian Association of Airport Industry (Air Tech Italia), explained that the exhibition is a vital gateway for member companies of the association specializing in the development, planning, design and services of airports and praised the Growth rapid growth of the aviation industry in the Emirates.

He stressed the importance of innovation in accelerating the pace of recovery for the aviation industry in general and for airports in particular from the aftermath of the pandemic, noting that innovative solutions contributed to increased travel confidence and the gradual return of air traffic.


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