Ahmed Al Jallaf
General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), UAE
Assistant Director General, Air Navigation Services (ANS)
Ahmed Ibrahim Al Jallaf, joined the General Civil Aviation Authority in 1998, validated as an Area Air Traffic Controller in 2000, promoted to an On Job Training Instructor and continued successfully to be promoted as an ATC Watch Supervisor in 2006. Mr. Al Jallaf was awarded a Master Science degree with merit in Air Safety Management from City University, London in 2007. In July 2009, Mr. Al Jallaf joined the Air Navigation & Aerodromes Regulation section of the GCAA as an ATS Inspector, which he has managed from December 2010 until March 2011.
Mr. Al Jallaf is currently the Assistant Director General of the Air Navigation Services Provider, overseeing the ATM, CNS, AIM, ANSP Training, Quality and Safety Management Departments at Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. He is also the Chairman of the UAE National Airspace Advisory Committee, Chairman of ICAO Middle East ATM Enhancement Program (MAEP) SCM, acting Chairman of the Arab Civil Aviation Commission Air Navigation Committee and member in many other national and regional groups.
During his long career within the GCAA, Mr. Al Jallaf was amongst the first UAE nationals to validate as Air Traffic Controllers and represented the UAE in many regional and international meetings and conferences.