Hamad Al Belushi

Director ATM

Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center

Hamad Rashid Al Belushi, Director of Air Traffic Management (ATM) at UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is a prominent figure in Air Navigation Services arena of the GCC and the Middle East. He has more than 25 years of vast experience in managing, designing, testing, training and implementing Communication, Navigation and Surveillance systems and procedures.
 
Originally an Air Traffic Controller (ATC), Hamad progressed steadily in his career through the roles of Quality Control Officer, Air Traffic Service Instructor, Head of ANS Research and Dataset and chairs several task forces and committees including Chairman of ICAO Middle East Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) Task Force. 
 
He managed many Projects throughout his career including the PRISMA ATM system in UAE ACC as well as some UAE airports and has been the Project Manager of the first operational Arrival Management system in the Middle East and Manager of the Next Generation ATM system project, catering for the air traffic growth in UAE Flight Information Region (FIR) until 2035
 
Hamad played a lead role in transitioning all Area Control Centre (ACC) Sectors to the new state of the art facility without any disruption to air traffic flow when the UAE GCAA moved its Air Navigation Services Provision Sector to Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre in June 2009.
 
PANELISTS SESSION

Conference Agenda 2019

20 November 2019 | 13:25 - 13:55 | Panel discussion: The evolution of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM)

  • How to collaborate with different system capabilities: bridging the gap between less technical countries. 
  • Exploring the benefits of long-range air traffic flow management (LR-ATFM)
  • Exploring the technology easing congested airspaces  
  • Enhancing ATM safety with integrated ATFM systems

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