Why improvements to air traffic control in the Middle East could benefit the region by billions of dollars

8/9/2015 12pm UAE time / 09:00 BST

With aircraft fleets across the Middle East forecast to grow at an annual rate of more than 10% over the forthcoming decade, skies above the region are becoming increasingly crowded.

And now a new independent report has looked at how investment in institutional, operational and technological air traffic control systems can help avoid a doubling in delays over the next decade at a cost of $16.3 billion. “Economic Benefits of Improvements to Air Traffic Control” commissioned by NATS the air traffic management specialists and undertaken by Oxford Economics, the world leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis for business and government, is the first ever such report to have been undertaken into the impact of investment in regional air traffic management.

To find out more, log on to our live and interactive WebTV Show on Tuesday 8th September to hear aviation experts discuss why the time is now to act on these insights and invest in air traffic control management to fuel future benefits and avoid increased delays.

Join Kareen El Beyrouty, Senior Economist with Oxford Economics and author of the report, Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director General ANS at the General Civil Aviation Authority, and John Swift, Director of NATS Middle East as they discuss the impact of investment in the Middle East’s airspace.