DUBAI AIRSHOW. Globally, the ATM industry has been struggling on account of reduced air traffic that has delayed investments in technology and systems over the last 18 months. The Middle East region has been no exception with a 60% reduction in air traffic in 2020 compared to 2019. However certain countries like the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have used this time to focus on shaping ATM and airside operations automation, optimization and collaboration through extensive adoption of technology and systems. Sébastien Jodeau, ADB SAFEGATE´s Managing Director ATM & Airport Systems is being interviewed pre Dubai Airshow about the Middle East ATC industry.


Just like the rest of the world, the Middle East region has been struggling on account of reduced air traffic during the pandemic. However certain countries like the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have used this time to focus on shaping ATM and airside operations automation, optimization and collaboration through extensive adoption of technology and systems. A mix of global and regional events and initiatives have been contributing factor and we are optimistic that air traffic will make a strong recovery within the region in the coming quarters and thus remain positive on our outlook for the ATM industry in the Middle East.

In an executive interview pre the upcoming Dubai Airshow, ADB SAFEGATE´s Sébastien Jodeau explains how the pandemic impacted the air traffic management industry in the Middle East, how the industry players quickly adapted technology to cater to the changing needs in the market and in which areas and geographies he sees strongest potential for growth.

> Read the full interview with Sébastien Jodeau on Dubai Airshow´s site.

Dubai Airshow 2021The Dubai Airshow returns for its 17th edition from 14-18 November 2021 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site. The event to be held in a live format will be the most important and critical point of convergence in 2021 where the future of the global aerospace industry will be showcased and analysed. The record-breaking Dubai Airshow is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world connecting experts from commercial and business aviation, defence and military, emerging aerospace technology, start-ups, aircraft interiors, air traffic management, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), space and air cargo to facilitate successful global trade. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence with the support of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, the UAE Ministry of Defence and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, and in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces, the bi-annual event is organised by Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East.

ADB SAFEGATE provides integrated solutions that raise efficiency, improve safety, boost environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for airports, airlines and ANSPs. The company works with airports and airlines to solve operational bottlenecks from approach to departure. Solutions encompass airfield lighting, tower-based traffic control systems, intelligent docking automation and services, as well as applying advanced IT and analytics to deliver industry-leading Total Airport Management. For more information about ADB SAFEGATE, please visit our website at adbsafegate.com.