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.