Michael Hayes

Manager Air Navigation Regulations Section

General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

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 39 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 throughout most of the east coast of Australia, being responsible for conducting ATC Operations and supervisory duties.
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 15 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 2019

20 November 2019 | 12:00 - 12:40 | Panel discussion: Diminishing drone disturbance

  • Creating a unified regulation and information sharing system 
  • Protecting your airports with sensors and discovering counter-drone technology
  • Creating a globally harmonized traffic management system: balancing aviation safety and security while supporting developing UTM industry

Conference Agenda 2019

20 November 2019 | 10:20 - 11:00 | Panel discussion: Driving ATC momentum with regulation

  • Aligning and maintaining global standards to ensure safe, efficient and sustainable flights
  • How ANSP’s can help capacity constrained airports 
  • Promoting the power of competition 
  • Maximising the benefits of air transport with policies to promote air travel 

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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