Al Bateen Executive Airport names Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi Acting General Manager.

Tuesday 1st May 2012

Al Bateen Executive Airport names Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi Acting General Manager.

Al Bateen Executive Airport, the Middle East's exclusive private aviation airport in Abu Dhabi managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), has named Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi as Acting General Manager, effective May 1st, 2012. Yousif will lead the day to day running of Al Bateen Executive Airport, dedicated to ensuring safe and secure operations at the region's premier venue for private aviation.

Yousif's appointment comes hard on the heels of the highly successful Abu Dhabi Air Expo at Al Bateen in March. Yousif, who was the Chairman of the organizing committee of Abu Dhabi Air Expo, was instrumental in the organization of the three-day inaugural event which attracted over 10,700 visitors, 105 exhibitors including OEMs such as Bombardier, Gulfstream, Eurocopter and Embraer and ratified business deals worth an estimated one billion Dhirams.

"ADAC is delighted to entrust the full running of Al Bateen Executive Airport to Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi who has supported Al Bateen since its inauguration in 2008. With the departure of Steve Jones back to the UK, Yousif has an excellent track record in the operational side of the business, having been Steve's right hand man and an integral and pro-active member part of the senior management team." said Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer at ADAC.

Yousif adds: "Al Bateen Executive Airport is one of the most exclusive business aviation venues in the world and I am proud to be taking on the responsibility of running such an innovative and successful enterprise. Al Bateen has already made its mark in business aviation and look forward to building on the airport's many successes with its terrific management team."

In addition to his executive role at Al Bateen, Yousif is President of the newly formed Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, UAE (AOPA, UAE), President of the Emirates Aviation Association, Middle East Representative of IFATCA (the International Federation of Air Traffic Controller Associations ), President of the Gulf Aero sport Federation and UAE Vice President of FAI (the World Air Sport Federation) in which capacity he has chaired and organised numerous air shows and aeronautical events in different parts of the UAE under the patronage of their Highnesses the rulers of the UAE.

Al Bateen continues its upward trend which saw business aviation traffic grow 11% in 2011, with a successful first quarter in 2012, recording a 6% increase in aircraft movements compared with the same period last year and a 23% increase in visiting business aviation traffic over the same period. Al Bateen Executive airport registered 2,641 commercial aircraft movements in the first three months of 2012 of which 618 were itinerant movements of non-based aircraft visiting the airport.

Al Bateen Executive Airport will be participating at EBACE, Europe's premier business aviation show during 13-16th May Stand No 1943.

About Al Bateen Executive Airport:

Al Bateen Executive Airport is a dedicated business jet airport, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; conveniently located only a five kilometres from the central business district of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. The downtown location of Al Bateen Executive Airport makes it ideal for users of business jets, whose time is valuable and who have a high-regard for the convenience that personalised jet travel can bring. Benefits:

  • Only dedicated private aviation airport in the region
  • Fast & efficient turnarounds
  • Ideal location in the city centre close to central business district
  • Over 90 parking/maintenance spaces in hangars for different aircraft sizes + 20 apron parking stands
  • Business Campus - full business traveller facilities and stand-alone offices
  • One-stop-shop Business Jet Specialists
  • Fuel, handling, and other FBO services
  • Air Taxis
  • Vendor/Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) access
  • Related aviation business access
  • Aviation education and training.

About DhabiJet:

DhabiJet was launched at EBACE Geneva in May 2011 and is now Al Bateen's dedicated FBO handler. Along with the existing world class VIP Lounges DhabiJet also has a brand Crew Centre and a state of the art integrated Flight Ops Centre. The world class facilities are supplemented by a highly experienced team who are committed to ensuring that with one call all charter operators needs are catered for including flight catering, hotels, limousines, airside handling requirements, immigration and customs are all handled with maximum speed and efficiency.

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure.

In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi's development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

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