Saudi female watcher directs air traffic at the kingdom’s airports – Saudi Arabia News


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made many achievements towards empowering women in the labor market, and the General Authority of Civil Aviation was one of the entities that enabled Saudi women to work in the civil aviation sector, at all levels, leadership, technical and administrative jobs, in the belief of the role of women in developing and strengthening the aviation sector that has become It has a major role in all fields in line with the 2030 vision, and the authority took upon itself the empowerment of Saudi women in several fields, including the profession of air monitoring.

The authority is proud of the capabilities and skills of its air traffic controllers, as the proportion of the localization of the air traffic control profession in the Kingdom has reached 100%, despite the steady growth witnessed by air traffic in the airports and airspace of the Kingdom year after year, and the General Authority of Civil Aviation is keen to achieve a safe atmosphere in accordance with the strictest global safety standards And building a modern system with advanced modern services in the field of air transport. The number of female air traffic controllers in the Kingdom reached 26 Saudi air monitoring, who were educated and trained at the Saudi Civil Aviation Academy and is one of the academies specialized in this field and has many accreditations The Mechanism.

The air monitoring consists of three main tasks (approaching control, air control tower, and area control), and approaching control is responsible for air traffic management within (60) miles and a height of approximately 15,000 feet around the airport for departing and arriving flights, while the air control tower is responsible for Air traffic in the area surrounding the airport and takeoffs, landings and ground movement, and the responsibility of the Air Traffic Management is at higher altitudes and dealing with high speeds on monitoring the area, and the high focus and intuitive speed to make the right decision in moments of the most important skill The basic observer of the air controller, and the importance of this profession is evident in the extent of its impact on the safety, efficiency and regularity of air navigation and the responsibilities and tasks that bear the error, as the profession of the air controller was classified as one of the most difficult professions globally, which makes it of high importance at the international level.

A number of Saudi female air traffic controllers talked about their beginning in obtaining a license for this profession, and their practical and effective roles in this important profession to clarify the role of women in the civil aviation system in the Kingdom.

Among those models working in the air traffic control profession, Reem Abdullah, who explained that the reason she entered the aviation field is the passion and challenge that such sensitive jobs demand, and she said, “We are graduates from the first batch of work in the air traffic profession.” She added, “When you have a passion for work, it will be “Everything is easy and fun, and the profession of air traffic control is created for everyone. With the desire and sense of high responsibility, we have managed air traffic.”

Employee Rowan Hubaishi (air traffic control) expressed her great happiness in working in the field of civil aviation, and Hubaishi said: “I think that the field of civil aviation is a very interesting field and just entering it is difficult to do any other job, and working in the profession of air traffic control is so beautiful that we sometimes We do not want to go out and want to continue to do this interesting job, thank God that we have found appropriate and strong training and the biggest evidence of this is that we are fully paid after graduation today performing their work to the fullest and without any problem and this is the result of the distinguished training that we received », indicating that the reality of women Saudi Arabia is the best proof that it is able to work in All fields and do their job perfectly.

For its part, the air monitoring confirmed Lina Adel that the Saudi woman is able to face all challenges, noting that she aspires to reach to be the first woman in the management of the region, and she said, “In fact we get high and professional training, and the first word we heard when we entered the training is that there is no difference Between you and the men, and you can work and achieve successes in this profession, thank God this is what happened after we passed the accurate tests and distinguished training in the academy. ”

In turn, Shahd Faisal Zara (air traffic control) under training said that the name “air monitoring” pulled her to enter this vital field and after knowing the details of the profession she has a great passion in working in the civil aviation sector, and she said: “During the training I discovered that this job is fun and unconventional. “I have a challenge to work in this important job.”

And she continued: “The stages of the tests for this job are not easy at all, but at the same time enjoyable because they are varied.”

While the air monitoring showed that Shada Barakat attributed this tendency to overcoming challenges and difficulties and said, “My great passion for flying and reading about this sector is behind my love to work as an air traffic control, and this job suits my interests, especially as it is a job in which there are many challenges and not traditional at all, and I want to “I am one of the first Saudi girls to direct Saudi women to be able to work on everything.”

She pointed to the support and guidance they received during the training period, and learned how to manage difficulties in this field, confirming the start of the launching of their dreams after entering into this field, and this is due to support our rational leadership of Saudi women in all fields.

It is noteworthy that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia possesses an integrated navigation system in the field of air navigation, which is considered one of the most advanced devices at the international level. The Kingdom is also an active member of the ICAO International Air Navigation Committee, and the air navigation system managed by the Saudi Air Navigation Services Company includes two regional monitoring centers In Jeddah and Riyadh, there are (15) air monitoring units and (5) maintenance centers, which operate 24 hours a day, and use advanced navigation systems that keep pace with the latest international technologies in this field with the aim of achieving the highest safety and streamlined requirements in air traffic.


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