Rafed Zawawi

Chair of Aviation & Management Department

Prince Sultan University

As a chairman of the only Aviation Management program in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr Rafed Zawawi has an extensive academic experience in leading and teaching Aviation and Management courses. Before joining Prince Sultan University, he graduated from the  University of Technology, Sydney with a PhD in Operations-Based Knowledge Management in the Saudi Arabian Aviation Industry and authored a book in this field. Professionally, Dr Rafed worked as a Specialist Aircraft Engineer at Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Dr Zawawi’s consultancy field of specialization is in business investment in the civil aviation industry. Recently, He was appointed as the National Director of Saudi Arabia of the International Aviation Training and Education Organization (IATEO).

Conference Agenda 2019

19 November 2019 | 13:20 - 13:55 | Panel discussion: Addressing the global shortage of qualified air traffic controllers

  • Promoting collaboration between ANSP’s to implement recruitment and training strategies to keep up with the anticipated growth
  • Exploring advanced training stimulators as cost-effective ways to prepare and test air traffic controllers
  • Utilising technology to make up the shortfall in human resourcing. AI, Machine learning & Automation


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