The Youth Council of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates organized a youth circle entitled “Aviation 2050: Future Trends from an Innovative Perspective” within the framework of the International Program for civil aviation leaders.
The youth circle brought together Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the ICAO Council; and Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA, and a number of transport ministers and heads of aviation organizations from various countries.
The youth circle focused on the importance of youth empowerment in the aviation sector, capacity and skills building, as well as gender equality in the areas of aviation.
Youth circles represent an important means of intellectual cultural exchange between generations and emphasize the soft power strategy to achieve a balanced economic presence.
Salvatore Sciacchitano, as well as all the participants among civil aviation leaders from around the world, expressed their admiration for the future visions presented by the young people during the session on the developments that the aviation sector will experience, highlighting the importance of the role of young people. to shape the future of the civil aviation sector, as well as to invest in young people and make them role models in the field of civil aviation.
A number of speakers from the aviation industry participated in the circle: Barraq Abdulrahim, Project Manager, STRATA Manufacturing; Amna Al Redha, Head of Incubation, Emirates Airline; Ahmad Al Mutawa, Agile Delivery Manager, Emirates Airline; and Yousef Rashid Al Ali, Senior Air Navigation Services Officer, General Civil Aviation Authority.
The International Civil Aviation Leaders Program, which ran from March 28-30, is an initiative aimed at realizing the UAE Government’s vision of strengthening international relations and sharing best practices in management, leadership and government practices to foster sustainable development in the civil sector. aviation sector, and share the strategies of civil aviation pioneers and successful government experiences among industry leaders.