First ever summit on Aviation Safety Culture to be staged in Dubai next year. Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saaed al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 December 2012 - A first of its kind conference designed to establish the highest levels of aviation safety across the Middle East’s regional aviation workplace – and the challenges associated in achieving this – will be discussed at a global conference in Dubai early next year.

Aviation Safety Culture, will be held from 29-30 January 2013, at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE, under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saaed al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman, Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group. The event – the first of its kind - will be presented by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and supported by Dubai Airports and Emirates Airline.

During the two day conference, aviation officials representing airports, airlines, regulators and industry stakeholders will discuss how the regional aviation industry can develop a community-wide safety culture and the advantages, challenges and planning associated with forging this ethos.

Organisers Streamline Marketing Group says the concept has already received an enthusiastic response resulting in a projected attendance in excess of 250. Wider support has also been forthcoming both globally and in the wider Middle East from world class organisations such as Air BP, Boeing, Honeywell, Malakutand Maximus Air.

Dr.RatanKhatwa, Senior Chief Engineer -Human Factors, Honeywell Aerospace says that as a pioneer in aviation safety with industry leading safety products such as the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and IntuVue 3D Weather Radar, the company is also keen to put its support behind any initiative that further heightens both operational efficiency and safety.

"We are delighted to support the Aviation Safety Culture conference as we continue to focus on increasing safety in this important, rapidly growing market," he said. "We already have a range of technologies on the market today that bring best-in-class safety and efficiency gains to airlines across the Middle East. But just as important is the need to foster an industry-wide commitment to grow Middle East air travel in the most safe and efficient way possible."

Speakers include H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation, Captain Billy Nolen, Managing Director, Employee Safety and Regulatory Affairs, American Airlines, Monica Haage, Safety Officer, Operational Safety Section, Division of Nuclear Installation Safety, International Atomic Energy Agency, Fathi Buhazza, CEO Maximus Air, ChamsouAndjorin, Director, Aviation Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Boeing International Corporation and many more.

Several more prominent authorities in the field of aviation safety are expected to join the list in the coming weeks.

"Our vision is for this Summit to develop into a global safety congress where professionals from across the world and captains of industry across the globe come together, to Dubai, to share best practice about safety and security techniques," saysCarolyn Lewis, Project Director for Aviation Safety Culture.

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