Areas of Expertise: Operational Readiness
Country: Arab States: United Arab Emirates
As part of the process of developing a major new international airport, LEAPP was commissioned to manage the entire operational readiness programme to ensure that the facility can be opened for operations upon completion. The process has involved coordinating all of the various stakeholders and government agencies, managing change management within the Dubai DCA and Dubai Airports organisations to prepare for operations at the new airport, ensuring that construction works have been completed to an acceptable level of readiness for operations, and to prepare all of the necessary documentation for certification and licensing by the civil aviation regulator for the United Arab Emirates. LEAPP not only conducted ORAT for the ATC, but also for the Control Centre and managed coordination of ATC between the two airport, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. LEAPP has provided professional staff on site for the project to cover all of the required coordination disciplines necessary to ensure a smooth achievement of operational readiness, and has managed the on-site staff to ensure proper coordination of all areas of development. In addition, the LEAPP staff have prepared all of the necessary documentation such as Aerodrome Manual, Safety Management System, Emergency Plan and Wildlife Plan required for certification purposes.
In addition to this, a comprehensive trials programme was planned, directed and managed by LEAPP to test all areas of the airport so as to validate the airport design and processes, and provide the Dubai Civil Aviation Department with the confidence that the elements of the airport under test are ready for operations. The trials were also used as a reinforcement tool for the training programme for airport staff.