Michael Hayes

Manager- Air Navigation Regulations


Michael Hayes is the Manager Air Navigation Regulations Section at General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) with responsibility for Management of the Air Navigation Regulatory Section within the GCAA in the responsibilities of Regulating and providing Oversight of Civil Air Navigation Service Provider Regulations within the United Arab Emirates.
Mike has over 38 years Aviation experience, which commenced as a licenced Air Traffic Controller in 1980 in Australia, with an Associate Diploma in Air Traffic Science. During his time in Australia he worked all ATC ratings including Aerodrome, Approach and Enroute throughout most of the east coast of Australia, being responsible for conducting ATC Operations and supervisory duties.  
In 1998 he transferred to Abu Dhabi as an Enroute controller. For the past 20 years Mike has worked in UAE, in controlling, supervisory and senior training roles, with particular emphasis in supporting the ATC Emiratisation Programme. In 2004 Mike was promoted to Chief Regulations Officer with the GCAA, tasked with creating the air navigation regulations department. During his 14 years as manager of regulations he has been a catalysts in driving the maturation of air navigation regulations within the UAE. His motivated, balanced, process driven approach, remains a key enabler towards continued development of the Air Navigation Regulatory Oversight Activities in the disciplines of Air Traffic Services, Airspace Development, Communication Navigation and Surveillance, Aeronautical Information Management, Aviation Meteorology and Search and Rescue.    

Conference Agenda

05 November 2018 | 14:30 - 14:50 | Global Air Traffic Management 2018 | Presentation- Regulatory frameworks for UTM

  • Globally aligning UTM frameworks and prioritizing core values to maximise safety
  • Defining a framework to help overcome UTM adoption resistant
  • Successfully integrating UTM into your airspace
  • Exploring the core boundaries for UTM and harmonization between global systems 

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