MID Region Global ATM Operational Concept Training Seminar
Cairo, 28 November – 1 December 2005

 

 

Summary of Discussions
 
1. OBJECTIVE OF THE SEMINAR 
 

1.1 The objective of the Seminar, which was conducted within a framework of Special Implementation projects for the year 2005, was to provide States in the Middle East region with a better understanding of the ATM operational concept and its components, with the focus on the planning and implementation issues related to the approach towards a harmonized and evolutionary implementation of the global ATM operational concept.

 
1.2 The Seminar was attended by a total of 39 participants from 10 States and 4 International Organizations.
 

1.3 Mr. A. Zarroug RO/ATO ICAO MID Office opened the Seminar on behalf of The ICAO Regional Director and Messrs Gunnar F. Emausson TO/ATM from ICAO HQs and Mohamed Smaoui RO/AIS/MAP ICAO MID Office, supported it. Presentations on different subjects were also made by speakers from ATNS South Africa, Eurocontrol, IATA and FAA in addition to those made by the ICAO Secretariat.
 

2. SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS

 

2.1 On the first day of the Seminar, the participants were provided with basic presentations, which covered the Air Traffic Management System requirements and an overview of the Global ATM Operational Concept and its components. These presentations provided the background to the Seminar.
 
2.2 During the following days of the Seminar, the participants were apprised of the ICAO Air Navigation developments, the Global Air Navigation Plan for CNS/ATM systems and its status of implementation in the MID Region as well as the proposed amendment to the Global Plan. The presentations covered also many other important issues i.e: the transition strategies to facilitate the gradual implementation of the ATM operational concept, the development of an ATM Performance framework in support of the operational concept, a strategic vision for future Air Traffic Management "Achieving harmony! One Sky? ATM?".
 
2.3 In the concluding session, the participants appreciated the format and contents of the Seminar, which was considered as the first step in the planning mechanism related to the approach towards a harmonized and evolutionary implementation of the global ATM operational concept. As a result of discussions, the Seminar developed the following recommendations, which are to be addressed by ICAO and States as appropriate:
 
a. The Seminar acknowledges the need to consider the impact of the ICAO Global ATM Operational Concept, on the MID Region.
 
b. States in coordination with the ICAO MID Regional Office should take the leadership role in the regionalized, harmonized implementation of the ICAO Global ATM Operational Concept.
c. MID States in coordination with the ICAO MID Regional Office should identify the areas where immediate collaboration can be implemented and consequently benefits derived.
 
d. To meet the overall requirements of the ATM Operational Concept, States/ANSPs in coordination with the ICAO MID Regional Office, should create, as a matter of urgency, the mechanism to allow cooperation, to achieve global Collaborative Decision Making (CDM).
 
e. The ATM community members of the MID Region should consider the value of harmonization through an active participation in MIDANPIRG and its subsidiary bodies meetings.
 
f. Regulators and ANSPs should develop a common view and supporting process to fulfill their respective roles as members of the ATM Community and should interact in a coordinated and harmonized manner with the other members of the ATM Community.
 
g. For the preparation of the implementation of the ATM Operational Concept, States should develop as soon as possible a human resources and training plan for all Civil Aviation Staff with an early identification of training and recruitment needs linked to the Global concept.
 
h) IATA should continue to play a leading role in the process of ATS Incident Analysis and maintain the database on ATS incidents in the MID Region.
 
i) IATA is invited to present to the next ATM/SAR/AIS SG meeting a Working Paper on ATS incidents with incidents reported even outside the MID Region.
 
j) MIDANPIRG is invited to reconsider the re-activation of the ATS Incident Analysis Task Force with revised TOR including safety issues.
 
k) States are invited to make every effort to involve the military authorities in the planning process pertaining to the Global ATM Operational Concept.
 
l) Civil-Military coordination in the MID Region should be further improved and the issue of military flights using the airspace over the high seas should be tackled by all concerned parties, as a matter of urgency.
 
LIST OF PRESENTATIONS
 
​Title and Presenter ​Language

The Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept and its components
By Mr. Arthur James Bradshaw

 

Air Traffic Management System Requirements
By Mr. Steve Bradford

 

​ICAO Air Navigation Developments
By Mr. Gunnar F. Emausson

 

Transition strategies to facilitate the gradual implementation of the Operational Concept

By Mr. Henk J. Hof

 

The Global Air Navigation Plan for CNS/ATM systems

By Mr. Gunnar F. Emausson

 

Status of implementation of the Global Air Navigation Plan for CNS/ATM Systems in the MID Region
By Mr. Mohamed Smaoui

 

Achieving harmony ! One Sky … ATM
By Mr. Jehad Faqir

 

The development of an ATM Performance Framework in support of the Operational Concept
By Mr. Henk J. Hof

 

Review of the Global Air Traffic Management Operational Concept and its components
By Mr. Arthur James Bradshaw

 

​Proposed Amendment to the Global Air Navigation Plan for CNS/ATM systems
By Mr. Gunnar F. Emausson
 
 
 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

 

​Name ​Title & Address
BAHRAIN

Mr. Saleem Mohamed Hassan

​Chief Air Traffic Management
Ministry of Transportation
Civil Aviation Affairs
P.O. Box 586
KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN
Fax: (973) 17 321 992
Tel: (973) 17 321 117
Mobile: (973) 3960 8860
​Mr. Fareed Abdullah Al-Alawi
​Head of Aeronautical Info. And Airspace Planning
P.O. Box 586 – Manama
Bahrain
Fax: (973) 17 321 029
Tel: (973) 17 321 180
Mobile: (973) 396 575 96
EGYPT
​Mr. Hassan Mahmoud Sadek
​General Manager AIS & MAP Department
Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority
Complex of Civil Aviation
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 4045632
Mobile: (012) 267 9387
Eng. Mahmoud Al Ashmawi
G.M. NAV-AIDS Facilities
Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority
Complex of Civil Aviation
Cairo – EGYPT
Fax: (202) 2688332
Tel: (202) 2681347
Mobile: (010) 3324210
​Miss Heba Mostafa Mohamed
​Central Administration for Internationa & Internal Affairs
Civil Aviation Ministry
Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority
Complex of Civil Aviation
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 2685420
Mobile: (010) 3324210
E-mail:
​Mr. Mohamed Atef Ammar
​Director of following up the Regional Recommendations
General Directorate of Research & Development
National Air Navigation Services Company
Cairo Navigation Center
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 2671056
Mobile: (010) 3392748
Mr. Mohsen El Agaty
​Director of Research and Development
National Air Navigation Services Company
Cairo Navigation Center
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Fax: (202) 268 7849
Tel: (202) 267 1056
Mobile: (010) 11623922
​Mr. Salama El Sakka
​Tower Director
Cairo Airport Control Tower
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 4694175
Mobile: (012) 6708918
E-mail:
​Mr. Essawy Mohamed Essawy
​ATC Instructor
National Air Navigation Services Company
Cairo Navigation Center
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 2657813
Mobile: (010) 6014662
​Mr. Mahmoud Abdel Aziz
​Senior Air Traffic controller
National Air Navigation Services Co.
Cairo Navigation Center
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 2657961
​Mr. Hesham A.F. Abdelazim
​Data processing and Display System
Technical Supervisor
National Air Navigation Services Company
Cairo Air Navigation Center
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 265 7950
Mobile: (010) 140 8940
​Mr. Salah El Deen Said Aly Salem
​National Air Navigation Services Company
Cairo Navigation Center
Cairo International Airport Road
Cairo – EGYPT
Tel: (202) 2828688
Mobile: (010) 6013811
JORDAN
​Mr. Nayef Al-Marshoud
​Chief of TACC
Directorate of Navigation
Civil Aviation Authority
Queen Alia Airport
P.O. Box 7547
Amman – JORDAN
Fax: (962-6) 445 2312
Tel: (962-6) 445 2689
Mobile: (962-77) 778 9470
OMAN
​Mr. Abdullah Nasser Rashid Al-Harthy
​Senior Air Traffic Controller
Directorate General of Civil Aviation & Meteorology
P.O. Box 1 – Code 111
Seeb International Airport
Muscat, SULTANATE OF OMAN
Fax: (968) 24 519523
Tel: (968) 24 519 201
Mobile: (968) 9947 6806
​Eng. Mohamed Abdullah Al Yafaey Salalah
​Airport Director
Directorate General of Civil Aviation & Met.
P.O. Box 868 – Code 211
Salalah - Airport
Muscat, SULTANATE OF OMAN
Fax: (968) 23292288
Tel: (968) 23291570
Mobile:
​Mr. Ali Humaid Al-Adawi
​Director of Air Navigation Services
Directorate General of Civil Aviation & Meteorology
P.O. Box 1 – Code 111
Seeb International Airport
Muscat, SULTANATE OF OMAN
Fax: 968 24519930
Tel: 968 24519699
Mobile: 968 99433003
QATAR
​Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Al Eshaq
​Senior Air Traffic Control Officer
Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 3000
Doha – QATAR
Fax: (974) 465 6554
Tel: (974) 462 2300
Mobile: (974) 555 0440
SAUDI ARABIA
​Mr. Abdulkafia Makboul
​Man ATC Jeddah/KAIA
Presidency of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 6326, BLD 121
Jeddah 21442 – SAUDI ARABIA
Fax: (966-2) 6854021
Tel: (966-2) 6855764
Mobile: 966-555592868
​Mr. Fareed H. Al Khateeb
​Assist. Manager ATSU
King Khaled International Airport
Presidency of Civil Aviation
Riyadh– SAUDI ARABIA
Fax: (966-2) 2211194
Tel: (966-2) 2211121
​Mr. Saeed A. Al Ghamdi
​Senior Supervisor ATC
Presidency of Civil Aviation
Dammam – SAUDI ARABIA
Fax: (966-2) 8831290
Tel: (966-2) 8831214
Mobile: 966-505 827416
​Mr. Mohammed Bin Salman
​Software Engineer
Airways Eng.
Jeddah - SAUDI ARABIA
Tel: (966) 6717717
Mobile: (966) 504641964
SOUTH AFRICA
​Mr. Ronnie Mothus
​Air Traffic Services Inspector
Private Bag X73
Halfway House 1685
Fax: 27 11 545 1459
Tel: 27 11 545 1065
​Mr. Hennie Marais ​Senior Manager
Air Traffic Management
Private Bag X15, Kempton Park 1620
Fax: 2711 3923869
Tel: 2711 9610302
E-mail: henniem@atns.co.zax

​Mr. Arthur James Bradshaw

(Speaker)

​Chairman ATM RPP
ATNS
ISANDO RSA
Fax: 27 11 3923946
Tel: 27 11 3924895
Mobile: 27 828916269
E-mail: Arthurb@atns.co.za
​Mr. Jeoffrey Matshoba ​Air Traffic Management Specialist
Private Bag X15
Kempton Park 1620
Fax: 27 11 392 3869
Tel: 27 11 961 0208
Mobile: 27 82 921 1537
E-mail: jeffm@atns.co.za
SYRIA
​Mr. Ahmad Natouf ​Assistant Director of Air Traffic Manager
General Organization of Civil Aviation
Sahet Al Najmeh
Damascus, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
Fax: 963 11 3315547
Tel: 963 11 3315547
​Mr. Elwan Lissa ​ATM
General Organization of Civil Aviation
Sahet Al Najmeh
Damascus, SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
Fax: 963 11 3315547
Tel: 963 11 3315547
UAE
​Mr. Mansoor Mohamemed Taher General Manager ATS
Department of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 2525
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Fax: 971 4 224 5359
Tel: 971 4 2162071
Mobile: 971 50 6446672
E-mail: m_taher@dca.gov.ae
​Mr. Khalid Al Arif ​Senior Manager Air Traffic Control
Department of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 1897
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Fax: 971 4 224 4558
Tel: 971 4 216 4030
Mobile: 971 50 4520990
E-mail: khalidalarif@dca.gov.ae
​Mr. Hesham Mohamed Bin Suloom ​ATC Supervisor
Department of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 19642
Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Fax: (971) 4 224 5098
Mobile: (971) 50 6441161
E-mail: hesham@uae.ac
​Mr. Ahmed Khadoom T. Al-Nauimi ​ATC Controller
GHQAFAD
P.O. Box 18775 Al Ain
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Fax: (971-2) 4414320
Tel: (971-2) 4076012
Mobile: 971 506436416
​Mr. Saeed Salem Al Jaberi ​ATC Controller
General Civil Aviation Authority
GHQAFAD
P.O. Box 19988
Abu Dhabi – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Mobile: (971) 50 6434335
E-mail: Saeed03@hotmail.com
​Mr. Mohamed Al Kaabi ​ATC
General Civil Aviation Authority
GHQAFAD
P.O. Box 20234
Abu Dhabi – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Mobile: (971) 506626623
YEMEN
​Mr. Abubaker Salem Bafaqih ​Director General, ATS
Civil Aviation and MET Authority
Sanaa, REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
Fax: (967) 1 344047
Tel: (967) 1 345402
Mobile: 73203695
E-mail: san1ans@y.net.ye
​ ​ORGANIZATIONS
EUROCONTROL
​Mr. Henk Hof
(Speaker)
​Manager Strategy & Performance
European ATM Strategy & Convergence
EUROCONTROL
Fax: 322 7299083
Tel: 322 7293329
Mobile:
E-mail: hemk.hof@eurocontrol.int
IATA
​Mr. Jehad Faqir ​Regional Director
Safety Operations and Infrastructure
Middle East & North Africa
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
P.O. Box 940587
Amman 11194 – JORDAN
Fax: (962-6) 593 9912
Tel: (962-6) 593 9919
Mobile: (962-7) 9966 559
E-mail: faqirj@iata.org
IFALPA
​Capt. Mohamed Hassoun ​Regional Vice President for MID/East
Kontary, Clemanceau Str.
El Khourafi Bldg
2022-6403 Beirut - LEBANON
Fax: (96 11) 623612
Tel: (96 11) 623611
Mobile: 96 1 3 385555
E-mail: mhassoun@inco.com.lb
FAA
​Mr. Steven Bradford
(Speaker)
​Chief Scientist
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave SW ATO-PSE
Washington DC, USA 20591
Fax: 202 305 72 40
Tel: 202 385 72 45
Mobile:
E-mail: Steve.Bradford@faa.gov
​Mr. Paul C. Bartko ​Senior Representative, Middle East
FAA, U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi
Fax:
Tel: 971 2 414 2438
Mobile:
E-mail: paul.bartko@faa.gov
ICAO
​Mr. Gunnar F. Emausson ​Technical Officer, Air Traffic Management
ICAO Air Navigation Bureau
999 University Street, Room 7.25.38
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 5H7
Fax: (1 514) 9548197
Tel: (1 514) 954 8219 + 6190
Mobile: (1 514) 952 6190
E-mail: GEmausson@icao.int
​Eng. Mohamed Smaoui ​Regional Officer, AIS/MAP
Middle East Office
Fax: +2 (02) 267 4841/45
Tel: +2 (02) 267 4843
E-mail: msmaoui@cairo.icao.int