Abu Dhabi Airports unites with GANS to offer air navigation services

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports has partnered with the leading provider of Air Navigation Services, Global Air Navigation Services (GANS), in order to provide air navigation services for the airports under the Abu Dhabi Airports.

The contract’s scope includes end-to-end air navigation services, such as approach and aerodrome control services. According to the statement, air traffic controllers and subject matter specialists from GANS will be in charge of ensuring that aircraft take-off, landing, and taxiing of aircraft at Abu Dhabi Airports’ facilities.

Shareef Al Hashmi
Shareef Al Hashmi
CEO – Abu Dhabi Airports

“Abu Dhabi Airports consistently seeks to partner with local companies which offer superlative and innovative services. Exceptional air navigation services are given at all of our airports, providing airline operators and their passengers with excellent operational services, both while aircraft are airborne and on the ground. Our partnership with GANS will further benefit passengers, enabling the quality airport services that Abu Dhabi Airports has become recognized for. We look forward to our ongoing relationship with GANS over coming years in our partnership together.”

Abu Dhabi Airports is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.

Mr. Yahya Al Hammadi, CEO of Global Air Navigation Services said, “We are delighted to have completed the negotiation process and signed this strategic contract which is testament to the strength of our relationship. We believe this contract is a vote of confidence in GANS’ operational capability to deliver efficient and cost-effective air traffic solutions. I believe the partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports will help develop a new model of collaboration in the industry.”

Founded in 2008, GANS offers a variety of air navigation services to clients, including air traffic control, aerodrome services, approach services, maintenance of Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance equipment, and all connected air navigation duties, such as training and consultancy.

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