This annual conference was organized by the International Federation of Aeronautical Information Management Associations (IFAIMA) in cooperation with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and EUROCONTROL; hosted by Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) under the support of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) is the company responsible for providing air traffic control, electronic engineering, meteorology services and Aeronautical Information Services to Dubai Airports to help maximise the capacity and throughput of aircraft and passengers at both Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).
The DANS organisation has grown since 2009 to accommodate changes in the contract with Dubai Airports and is now considered a leading air navigation services provider.
DANS is fully integrated into the Dubai Airports organisation and although the primary focus is to deliver operational services, the operational staff are supported by an organisation which provides everything from strategy development, safety and regulatory management, training and a business support function.
Viet Nam delegation’s headed by Mr. Dinh Viet Thang, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam to attend the the 7th conference of Aeronautical Information Management Associations (IFAIMA).
There are 252 participants from 61 countries, 6 international organizations and 21 industry enterprises. this year’s conferenceis “Implementing AIM – The next generation Aeronautical Information Professionals”. Over the three working days, the conference focused on discussing the requirements of the aeronautical information, training the staff in aeronautical information departments to be able to switch from Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) as well as opportunities and challenges facing the next generation of aeronautical information professionals when implementing AIM.
According to the arrangement between Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam and a representative of IFAIMA’s Executive Board in November 2013 as well as the approval of the Ministry of Transport, at the conference Mr. Dinh Viet Thang also announced that Viet Nam would receive the assignment to host of the Global AIM Conference 2015 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam./.