Dubai Air Navigation Services to showcase world’s largest tower simulator

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Dubai Air Navigation Services, dans, the leading air navigation services provider for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is participating in the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, DIGAE, held under the patronage of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The exhibition will run from 2nd - 4th April at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Commenting on dans' participation at DIGAE, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai Air Navigation Services said, "Dubai Air Navigation Services stand at the exhibition will feature the world’s largest Tower Simulator, TOSIM, a 360 degree cutting edge facility that simulates the future of aviation and is utilised as a training facility to train Air Traffic Control Officers."

Sheikh Ahmed went on to say, "In 2016, dans enabled 84 million passengers to reach 240 destinations safely from Dubai Airports, as the organisation successfully managed an hourly average of 35 air traffic movements in 'arrivals' and an average of 39 movements in 'departures' during peak hours at Dubai International Airport."

Mohammed A. Ahli, Director-General of DCAA and CEO of dans commented, "In the race to excellence, the organisation’s participation at the event is one of the many channels through which dans strives to cater to the government’s vision and initiatives that aim at enhancing organisational performance, as well as creating a promising future that is shaped on becoming pioneers in human development, innovation and excellence."

"Dubai Air Navigation Services plays a pivotal and significant role in the aviation sector, that is identified as one of the main and leading economic boosters that contribute 28 percent of Dubai’s GDP, in addition to providing ample opportunities for innovation and offering 250 thousand employment opportunities, through providing safe, efficient and expeditious air navigation services to Dubai and the Northern Emirates," Ahli added.

According to the Director-General, the organisation has been instrumental in driving significant growth in air traffic movements, as a daily average of 1,530 air traffic movements has been managed during 2016, in addition to recording a total capacity growth of 3 percent in comparison to the year 2015.