13th GHAC




About Dubai

About Dubai

Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is home to nearly 200 nationalities and offers a truly memorable experience to all visitors. Whether it is by the banks of the Creek, or at the heart of humanitarian initiatives, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation.


COVID-19 situation:

Dubai reopened to visitors in August 2020, though many precautionary measures are enforced and oversighted strictly such as PCR test requirements, mask wearing unless exercising, eating or drinking, in a car with your family or if you're alone, two-meter social distance and vaccination requirement.

All visitors arriving in Dubai on tourist visas may still need to take a mandatory rapid PCR test on arrival and register their vaccination status on the government's health app (COVID-19 DXB app).

There are also separate requirements for travellers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Some requirements can be found under the lin below, however travellers need to confirm with the embassy as well as the airlines for the latest updates as COVID situation is very dynamic and requirements changes very often


Mask-wearing is compulsory, as is keeping a two-meter social distance. Outside, you must wear a mask unless exercising, eating or drinking, in a car with your family or if you're alone.

You might find more information regarding the (COVID-19) requirements for traveling to Dubai please follow the link below:


For Visa information follow the link below:


Disclaimer: Neither the GHAC nor the organizers are responsible for the validity of the visa & COVID-19 restrictions and requirement, above are just for information and awareness purposes. Participants should check with their nearest embassy and airline to confirm the latest requreiemnts.




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Global Humanitarian Aviation Event was unveiled in 2009 and since then has been functioning as a self-governing entity with the deep belief to improve Aviation Safety worldwide and act as the voice of humanitarian aviation.

Our safety promotion initiatives are recognized by Private & International Organizations, Civil Aviation Authorities and NGO’s. Our events have become a global tribune where elite expertise converge their acquaintances and knowledge to address a broad-spectrum of aviation safety concerns and risks, as well as analyse the evolving trends in the aviation sector.

The pinnacle of our events is the Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference and Exhibition which is a self-standing conference acting as the podium for humanitarian aviation with the mandate to strengthen capacity of Civil Aviation Authorities, Aviation industries and other national institutions in locations where humanitarian organization’s work and foster close relations among air operators and enhance overall collaboration in the aviation sector.

Since its launch in 2009, GHAC has become a landmark event in the humanitarian aviation industry. The event assembles elite aviation innovators, decision-makers, and senior managers to discuss a broad spectrum of pressing aviation safety concerns and emerging trends in the industry. Previous editions of the GHAC have been organized in the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, and Egypt. The global annual event has paved the way for new safety initiatives, innovative partnerships, and greater efficiency in humanitarian air operations through better collaboration


DAY 1: 26 OCTOBER 2021
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Opening Ceremony
10:30 - 11:00 Networking and coffee break
Topic 1: International Cooperation in times of disaster – Moderator: Bas Van Der Weide – EASA
11:00 - 13:30

Bas Van Der Weide - EASA (1)

Johanna Jordaan – ICAO (4)

Mohammad Kushan – FAA (2)

Mourad Ben Asker- GCAA (5)

Daniel Juzi – MAF (3)

Denys Saltanov – WFP (6)

13:30 - 14:30 Networking and Lunch break
14:30 - 14:55 Panel Discussion (Moderated by : Bas Van Der Weide – EASA. Johanna Jordaan- ICAO, Bas Van Der Weide – EASA, Mohammad Kushan – FAA, Daniel Juzi – MAF, Mourad Ben Asker – GCAA, Denys Saltanov – WFP)
Topic 2: Innovation in Humanitarian Aviation - Moderator: Ismael Rhissa Zakary - PWC
14:55 - 17:35 Kaval Shah
15:30 - 16:00 Networking and coffee break
17:35 - 17:55 Panel Discussion (Moderated by Ismael Zakary – PWC, Martin Tuck – TEXTRON, Stefan Koehler - Sahel Aviation Service, Kashif Khaled - IATA, Kaval Shah- PWC, Tarek Ben Omrane – ATR, Luc Hardy- UNOCT)
17:55 - 18:00 Day 1 wrap-up
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner – JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Mezzanine Level - Pool side
DAY 2: 27 OCTOBER 2021
09:00 - 09:30 Day 1 overview
Topic 3: Business continuity in times of crisis - Moderator: Jan Rehousek, CEO & Co-founder - AIR-TEC Global
09:30 - 12:10

Constantinos Vouros – AIR-TEC Global (1)

Manuel Bustamante – FlyMex (5)

Nizar Athman – ALS (2)

Dainius Staniulis - Avion Express (6)

Moses Mwangi - 748 Air Services (3)

Juan Carlos Lozano -IFALPA (7)

Osama Satea - Cham wings (4)
10:30 - 11:00 Networking and coffee break
12:10 - 13:00 Panel Discussion (Moderated by Jan Rehousek. Constantinos Vouros- AIR-TEC Global, Nizar Athman – ALS, Moses Mwangi - 748 Air Services, Osama Satea - Cham wings, Manuel Bustamante – FlyMex,Dainius Staniulis - Avion Express, Juan Carlos Lozano - IFALPA)
13:00 - 14:00 Networking and Lunch break
Topic 4: There and Everywhere – Direct and Indirect Effects of Human Factors on Operations Moderator: Nicklas Dahlstrom, Human Factors Manager - Emirates Airline
14:00 - 15:30

Lalitya Dhavala - McLarens Aviation (1)

Muhammad Naushad Anjum - Airarabia Airline (2)

Nicklas Dahlstrom - Emirates Airline (3)

15:30 - 16:00 Networking and coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Panel Discussion (Moderated by Nicklas Dahlstrom, Lalitya Dhavala - McLarens Aviation, Muhammad Naushad Anjum- Airarabia Airline)
16:30 - 17:00 Day 2 wrap-up
17:00 - 17:30 WFP closing speech
DAY 3: 28 OCTOBER 2021
Workshop 1 : Way forward for the current and emerging humanitarian challenges
09:30 - 10:30 Working group discussions and preparation of proposals
10:30 - 11:00 Networking and coffee break
11:00 - 13:00 Working group discussions and preparation of proposals
13:00 - 14:00 Networking and lunch break
Workshop 2: Business continuity in times of crisis
09:30 - 10:30 Working group discussions and preparation of proposals
10:30 - 11:00 Networking and coffee break
11:00 - 13:00 Working group discussions and preparation of proposals
13:00 - 14:00 Networking and lunch break


Bas Van Der Weide
Manager International Cooperation - EU Neighbourhood & Asia Section bij EASA - European Union Aviation Safety Agency
Constantinos (Costa) Vouros

Capt. Costa occuppied various positions during his career including Airbus A340 Pilot, standard and Compliance chief training captain, IOSA auditor, IATA IOSA flight/dispatch task force, vice president and flight operations. He holds two degrees as Masters of business administration and industrial psychology moreover he has more than eleven thousand flying hours on more than 14 types of aircraft.

Daniel Juzi

Daniel Juzi is a humanitarian disaster response and safety and security specialist working for MAF and Zimex. He is still active as a pilot and lectures on topics around crisis, safety and security management. Growing up in South East Asia, Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in the USA and graduate studies at City University in London. Daniel has spent his career flying in fragile contexts, starting out in Africa, then spending 20 years in Afghanistan and in various humanitarian disasters. Daniel has specialized in helping organizations understand anthropological issues around safety management through finding contextual solutions. Various organizations have also asked for help to develop their crisis management or Daniel has been asked to support them in a real crisis. Daniel is available for lectures, workshops, or consultations.

Denys Saltanov
Denys Saltanov 
Head of Quality Assurance Unit and Emergency Response - WFP

holds a Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from National Aviation University (Ukraine) and a Master Degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University (UK). 
Denys joined the United Nations World Food Program in 2009 and has served the organization in various capacities. He is currently acting as a Head of Quality Assurance Unit and Emergency Response.
Ismael Rhissa Zakary

Ismael Rhissa Zakaryis responsible forthe development of long-range businessobjectives and strategic plans for Pratt and Whitney Canada. His role encompassesidentifying and developing Pratt &Whitney Canadanewservicesin Europe, Africa andMiddle-east as well as leadingrange of Aftermarket support activities.

Ismael holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in strategy from Queen’s

University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from “Ecole des HautesEtudes commercial” (HEC) and a Post Graduate degree in Finance and Treasury fromMcGill University

Jan Rehousek
Jan Rehousek, is the  CEO and co-founder of the AIR-TEC Global Group of Companies for the past 24 Years. 
AIR-TEC is an twin engine turbine aircraft operator with Branches in South Africa, Costa Rica, Mozambique and Mauritius.
AIR-TEC specialise also in Aircraft Sales, Maintenance and Aircraft Management. Jan Rehousek is a graduate of the University of Siegen, Germany in Mechanical Engineering.
He has attended several Flight Safety and Airline Management Conferences in Europe, Canada and the Middle East.
He has been involved in over 200 Aircraft sales and leasing transactions throughout the world.
Several new Airlines have been guided through feasibility, certification, financing until their complete set up.
He has 35 years of experience as ATP and various Twin Turbine and B737 Type Ratings.
Ansa Jordaan
Ansa Jordaan
Chief, Aviation Medicine Section 
The International Civil Aviation Organization
Juan Carlos Lozano Pacios

Juan Carlos is an Airline Transport Pilot flying for Iberia Airlines as a Senior First Officer in the Airbus A330/A340 fleet. As a professional pilot he has accumulated more than 10,000 flight hours in different types of airplanes. He is an IFALPA Accredited Aircraft Accident Investigator and holds a Certificate in Aviation Safety & Security (University of Southern California).
He is member of the ICAO Safety Management Panel since 2011. COPAC (Spanish Guild of Commercial Pilots) designated Juan Carlos as Safety & Technical Expert in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014 he was member of the European Aviation Safety Advisory Committee (EASAC). Since 2014 he is collaborating with The Aloft Group as a Flight Operations & Safety Management expert in specific projects.

Kashif Khaled
Kashif Khaled
Regional Director – Africa &Middle East Airports, Passenger, Cargo, Security & Facilitation
Kaval Shah

Kaval Shah

Regional Sales Manager-Pratt & Whitney Canada

Kaval Shah is the Regional Sales Manager for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC)based out ofJohannesburgcovering the Sub-Sahara Africa region. In this role, Kaval is responsible for the sale ofaftermarket Products and Services offered by Pratt & Whitney Canada.Kaval plays a key role indeveloping and deliveringcustomer solutionsrequired by operators of P&WC products in the Sub-Sahara Africa region.Kaval has23years’ experience working in theaircraftengine OEM environment.Kaval joined P&WCin 2012 as Regional Sales Manager after a 13+year career in various positions at Rolls-Royce plcbasedin the UK and the USA. Hislastpositionat Rolls-Royce plcwas Sales Director covering Africa.Kaval was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to the UK for university in 1994 where heearned aMaster’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Scienceand Technology.

Lalitya Dhavala
Lalitya works for McLarens Aviation in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as a loss adjusting engineer where she conducts technical reviews, including Safety Reporting, supporting incident investigations, identification of claim adjustments and engineering documentation. She works with a number of charter operations in the region including aid program operations into South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Libya. She holds a Bachelors of Technology in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Aviation Safety. Lalitya recognized early on the importance of continuing professional development and networking, and to this end, she volunteers for the Royal Aeronautical Society as UAE Branch Secretary, organizing a series of monthly events. 
Hope this is in order. Regarding a title, I wanted to ask if you’d want me to do a separate presentation, or will it be a discussion format? Given you said the other person was from the Air Force, I was wondering if we could look into the topic of ‘could one pilot do all these jobs- commercial, ad-hoc and military’? Please let me know your thoughts.
Thanks again for inviting me, 
Lalitya Dhavala I  McLarens Aviation


Associate Programme Management Officer

Addressing Counter-Terrorism in Aviation Security unit, UNOCT

Luc Hardy is Associate Programme Management Officer at the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism(UNOCT). As part of UNOCT’s Addressing Counter-Terrorism in Aviation Security unit, heworks on the deployment of the agency’s new Progamme on Threat Assessment Models for AviationSecurity. Prior to joining UNOCT, Luc was Policy Officer (2016-2020), andlater Acting Head (2020) ofSmiths Group’s Corporate Affairs EMEA in Brussels, Belgium, where he was working primarily onaviation security, border security and CBRN defence for the company’s security and defence systemsdivision Smiths Detection. From 2018-2020, Luc was a co-chair of the European Organisation forSecurity’s Integrated Border Security working group and a regular participant to European Commissionexpert groups on Security.He held previous positions at strategic advisory firm Brunswick Group in Brussels and at the AmericanChamber of Commerce in Paris, France. Luc holds a Master’s degree in European Affairs from Paris-Sorbonne University.

Manuel Bustamante

Director Operations-Director Institutional Relations - Flymex
Martin Tuck


Martin Tuck

Martin is a 43 year veteran of Aircraft Marketing for Textron Aviation and has long been associated withthe Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands of business and Special Mission aircraft. Located in Wichita,Kansas, USA, Martin’s roleincludes Sales and Marketing representation on the core teams for the new

Cessna SkyCourier twin engine utility aircraft and the Beechcraft Denali single engine turboprop aircraft.Martin’s presentation will talk about the some of the aviation innovationsunderway at Textron, reviewthe Textron Aviation product line and provide an update and details of the new Cessna SkyCourieraircraft.

Mohammad Kushan
Mohammad Kushan 
FAA's Senior Representative to the Middle East region

is the FAA's Senior Representative to the Middle East region. He has previously served as a U.S. member and advisor to numerous ICAO technical panels, has an operational background in air traffic control, and has led cross-functional teams focused on developing standards and procedures for new entrant integration into controlled airspace. Mohammad has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in International Science and Technology Policy from George Washington University. 
Moses Kamae Mwangi

Moses Mwangi is a highly motivated expert in aviation finance and management who holds an MBA from Edinburgh business school in UK. He is a certified public accountant with a current practicing certificate. He is also an alumnus of Harvard business schoolТs advance management program.

Moses has a proven leadership portfolio having worked as CFO and CEO for different aviation companies in East Africa. He is passionate about the Aviation Industry and a go getter with notable accomplishments in the 38 years he has worked with the aviation and manufacturing industries.

Mourad Ben Asker
Mourad Ben Asker has 18 years of experience in aviation. He left Airbus to join the GCAA in 2010 and at that time he was Certification Manager in the avionics domain, working on various Airbus programmes.

He joined the GCAA as Certification Airworthiness Inspector and he conducted several audits against Part-21 and Part-145. In 2011, 
he joined the department of GCAA in charge of policies, regulation and standards. As specialist and then as manager,
he is actively engaged in the development and interpretation of rules and standards including Audit standards for GCAA Inspectors.
Mourad still carries out audit for benefit of support the current inspectorate department of the GCAA and also to observe the need of inspectors when in the field.
Muhammad Naushad Anjum
" Capt. Muhammad Naushad Anjum is a pilot by profession and has flown different types of Airforce and Civil aircraft in last 30 years with few of 
them as Flight Instructor. He is certified in Flight Safety, Accident investigation and Human Factors discipline. He has been a CRM manager and
facilitator in his last airline. Naushad also holds MSc and a post graduate degree in psychology. He is member of EAAP and BPS
( British Psychological Society). Naushad has academic interest in Aviation Psychology and Human Factors.
He currently flies A320 family aircraft in UAE as a Captain and is also part of their CRM/HF team. He likes to call himself a student of
Human Factors because he believes that we as humans are sometimes blind to ourselves and as well to an extent blind to our blindness."
Nicklas Dahlstrom

Dr. Nicklas has been with the airline since 2007. In this position he has overseen CRM training in a rapidly expanding airline and also driven integration of Human Factors in the organization. Nicklas was previously a researcher and instructor at Lund University School of Aviation in Sweden and still holds a part-time position as Assistant Professor there. His work has mainly focused on safety and Human Factors in aviation, but also areas such as maritime transportation, health care and nuclear industry. His research areas in aviation have been mental workload, training and simulation as well as culture. Nicklas has written research articles and book chapters on Human Factors and CRM as well as delivered invited presentations, lectures and training in more than twenty countries. He is currently part of the ICAO Human Performance Task Force that is rewriting the Human Factors document of ICAO.

Nicklas Dahlstrom is Human Factors Manager at Emirates. He oversees CRM training and integration of Human Factors in the organization. He was previously a researcher and instructor at Lund University in Sweden. His research work has focused on aviation, but also on maritime transportation, health care and nuclear industry. His research areas have been mental workload, training and simulation. Nicklas has written research articles and book chapters, and delivered presentations and training in twenty countries.

Nizar Athman
Nizar Athman 
Commercial Director and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) at ALS 

Nizar has eight years of experience working alongside the executive team of ALS Ltd, a leading aviation company based at Wilson Airport Nairobi. 

Previously, Nizar held senior roles with other reputable Companies including Phoenix Aviation as a Chief Accountant and Ernst & Young as a Senior Financial Auditor, and due to his prowess in the field of economics and enthusiasm to further his career in the aviation industry, Nizar joined ALS Limited as a Commercial Manager and later promoted to his current role.

Nizar is a holder of a Degree of Master of Science in Corporate Finance from the University of Liverpool and is also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He has over 10 years of experience in the aviation industry and over 15 years of experience in the financial and commercial sections.

At ALS Ltd. Nizar specializes in ALS Commercial roles, leading a team that develops and implements commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate expansion and business development. Nizar is a powerful force in the workplace and uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to achieve success. 
Ole Fisker

With over 30 years of aviation experience he has held various key post holder positions and is a seasoned Pilot flying multiple aircraft types internationally. Currently he is the Director of Flight Operations for Voyageur Aviation Corp. As the Director of Flight Operations, he is responsible for the safety of flight operations and ensures that air operations are conducted in accordance with the aviation regulations, standards, company policy and Chorus values. He is responsible for compliance with Corporate Safety and Quality SMS Audits for Flight Operations and is responsible for internal oversight of QA programs for the Flight Operations Department. Acting as a liaison with EASA, FAA and TCCA for all matters relating to Flight Operations, he ensures that the Flight Operations standards are continually developed and synchronized.

Dainius Staniulis

Dainius is Vice President Commercial at Avion Express where he started almost 4 years ago. During this time he managed the Commercial function including ACMI (wet / damp lease) and charter sales globally.

His role involved navigating the sales of the airline through the peak periods in 2018 and 2019 as well as through very turbulent and pandemic affected 2020 and 2021.

Dainius holds degrees in Executive MBA at Baltic Management institute, Master in Business Administration and Management at Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania as well as a Bachelor in Business Administration at the University of Bath in the UK.

Osama Satea
Osama Satea
Business Development Director 
Cham Wings Airlines
Stefan Koehler
Stefan Koehler
General Manager - Sahel Aviation Services

Pilot in Command 12.460 Flying Hours, 65 years of age, Experience in Aviation Safety Management and Emergency Response, accredited Quality Manager (TUEV Germany), ICRA auditor. German Armed Forces as pilot of a C 160 LTG 61, Penzing, General Manager Sahel Aviation Service from June 2013 until August 2021, 
Tarek Ben Omrane
Tarek Ben Omrane
Head of Business Development - ATR

Tarek has a strong and comprehensive experience acquired over 20 years in the aviation industry. He holds a master degree in Air Transport 
Management from the French Civil Aviation Institute (ENAC - Toulouse) and has started his career as consultant dealing with airport 
development and air traffic management projects. He, then, joined ATR in 2006 as flight operation manager before integrating the
commercial division and leading the airline and product marketing team supporting the ATR sales campaigns worldwide. In May 2021,
he has been appointed Head of Business Development, a newly created department, which aims at identifying and maturing opportunities based
on new market segments.



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