Organisational restructuring of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation begins

DUBAI — The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation has commenced implementation of a project to restructure its organisational set up, following the directives of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

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Published: Fri 16 Feb 2007, 10:05 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:55 PM

The proposal, which is linked to the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, announced recently by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was approved late last year by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of DCA and Chairman of Emirates Group.

The implementation of the restructuring project began late last year under an internal project team and will be completed over the next three months.

Under the new structure, the organisation will comprise of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, air traffic services, airports company, engineering projects, and other units. The DCAA will be a regulatory authority directly under Shaikh Ahmed and the Dubai Ruler's Court.

The airports company will include Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central International Airport.

The new structure will help separate the roles of each unit and ensure clear customer focus. Furthermore, it will allow for effective leadership and decision making with greater efficiency, transparency of performance and accountability.

Commenting on the move to restructure the DCA, Shaikh Ahmed noted that the objective behind the move was primarily aimed at harmonising the strategic goals of the departments within the organisation and to streamline the existing organisational structure. “We have performed excellently and made significant development over the last few years with our existing

organisational structure. But there is always scope for improvement and I am sure we can surpass our own achievements with this move," he explained.

Shaikh Ahmed said that with its ongoing economic boom, Dubai has acquired centre stage in international tourism and trade.

“Dubai’s tremendous growth directly influences Dubai International Airport’s scope of operations, and has, over the years, radically changed the role of the department."

"The restructuring of the DCA will help us perform to our full potential as an organisation and meet the growing competitive challenges of the international civil aviation business," he added.

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