13th GHAC


Greetings from WFP , the largest Humanitarian Organization fighting Hunger worldwide



The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) presents its compliments and wishes to invite you to the thirteenth (13th)  Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference & Exhibition (13th GHAC) scheduled from 26-28 October 2021, which will take place at JW Marquis Marriott, Dubai – UAE


One of WFP Aviation’s footprints is to strengthen capacities of Civil Aviation Authorities , Aviation industries and other national institutions in locations where WFP works, foster close relations among air operators and enhance overall collaboration in the aviation sector. It is against this backdrop that the  Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference (GHAC) is organized free of charge with an aim to enable an informed forum among WFP Aviation service providers and other stakeholders. Since its launch in 2009, the 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.

This year event will extend to three days discussing all related issues of the Humanitarian Aviation which include but not limited to:

  • International Cooperation in times of disaster

  • Innovation in Humanitarian Aviation

  • Business continuity in times of crisis

  • Direct and Indirect Effects of Human Factors on Operations

You are all welcome to join us 26-28 October 2021 in JW Marquis Marriott, Dubai – UAE, where a good working relationship among stakeholders is essential to successful aviation operations, particularly to promote safety in humanitarian air services. GHAC is an enabling platform for a broad spectrum of organizations involved in aviation operations to assemble and discuss general concerns and potential solutions, with a focus on humanitarian aviation. It is hoped that discussion with industry stakeholders will contribute towards strengthening effective collaboration amongst civil aviation authorities, the commercial industry and other partners to successfully achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.





DAY 1: 26 OCTOBER 2021
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:00 Opening Ceremony on 27 OCTOBER 2021
10:00 - 10:30 Networking and coffee break
Topic 1: International Cooperation in times of disaster – Moderator: TBC
10:30 - 13:00

Bas Van Der Weide - EASA




Matthew Butler - FAA


Juan Carlos Lozano -IFALPA


Miguel Marine - ICAO


13:00 - 14:00 Networking and Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Panel Discussion
Topic 2: Innovation in Humanitarian Aviation - Moderator: TBC
14:40 - 17:20

Ismael Zakary - PWC

Alex Clair - ICRC

Martin Tuck - TEXTRON


Sahel Aviation Service


15:30 - 16:00 Networking and coffee break
17:20 - 17:50 Panel Discussion
17:50 - 18:00 Day 1 wrap-up
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner
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, COO – AIR-Tec Global

Moses Mwangi - 748 Air Services

Subject: Sustainable Business Model During Disaster

Shakeel Khan - ALS

Manuel Bustamante - FlyMex

Kashif Khaled - IATA


Chapman Freeborn/Avion Air


10:30 - 11:00 Networking and coffee break
12:10 - 13:00 Panel Discussion
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 - 15:00

Lalitya Dhavala, Loss Adjusting Engineer – McLarens Aviation

Muhammad Naushad Anjum, Pilot - Airarabia Airline

Nicklas Dahlstrom, Human Factors Manager - Emirates Airline

15:30 - 16:00 Networking and coffee break
16:00 - 16:30 Panel Discussion
16:30 - 17:00 Day 2 wrap-up
17:00 - 17:30 WFP closing speech
DAY 3: 18 OCTOBER 2021
Workshop 1

Workshop (1): International Cooperation in times of disaster

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

Workshop (2): Business continuity in times of crisis

14:00 - 15:00 Working group discussions and preparation of proposals
15:00 - 15:30 Networking and coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Working group discussions and preparation of proposals


Bas Van Der Weide
Manager International Cooperation - EU Neighbourhood & Asia Section bij EASA - European Union Aviation Safety Agency
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.

Miguel A. Marin

Miguel A Marin graduated from Nathaniel Hawthorne College with a degree in Aviation Administration and has logged over 12,000 hours. He flew for Mexicana Airlines out of Mexico City for over 24 years flying B-727s, DC-8s and the Airbus 320 family of airplanes. During his aviation flying career, he held various management jobs with the airline in the Flight Operations and Flight Safety departments. Additionally he was a volunteer for The International Federation of Air Line PilotsТ Associations (IFALPA) where he chaired the air traffic services committee.

Miguel joined the International Civil Aviation Organization in November of 2009 and has served the organization in various capacities during his six-year tenure. He is currently acting Chief of the Operational Safety Section which is responsible for the development of Standards, Recommended Practices, Procedures and guidance material related to the operation, certification and airworthiness of aircraft including, the licensing and training of personnel and language proficiency requirements.

Ismaeil Blooshi

Mr. Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi is an aircraft engineer with a Master in Aviation Management from Coventry University and has graduated from the UAE Government Executive Leadership Program.

He is the Chair of the ICAO Middle East Regional Aviation Safety Group and also Chair of the ICAO SMP group, GCC Safety Committee, ACAC Safety Committee. He is also part of the GCAA Executive Committee for the implementation of the Federal Strategy. 

He began his career as an aircraft engineer with Emirates in 1990 and joined the General Civil Aviation Authority as Airworthiness Inspector in 2001. He was promoted to the rank of Chief of Airworthiness prior to taking up his Directorship.

He is responsible for functions and activities of the Aviation Safety Affairs Sector including policy, regulation and planning, flight operations, airworthiness, licensing and air navigation and aerodromes. Under his supervision and technical expertise, the UAE GCAA has successfully adopted several automation projects and continuously fostering growth while ensuring safety standards are being maintained. Under his leadership the Safety Affairs sector has contributed positively towards the vision of the GCAA of becoming ‘A leading, safe, secure and sustainable civil aviation systems’

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.

Shakeel Khan
Shakeel Khan
Chief Executive Officer - ALS Limited

Mr. Khan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from the University of Liverpool. 
He embarked on his professional journey with Kingsway Motors Ltd. in 1996 as a Sales Executive and progressed to Sales Manager,
reporting directly to the Chairman of Kingsway Group of Companies. He left Kingsway at the end of 2003 and proceeded to pursue a career in aviation.
He obtained his Private Pilot's License in 2004 and later joined ALS Limited in the same year in the Operations Department. Mr. Khan progressed at ALS to the position of Operations Manager, after which he moved up to be the Commercial Director where he grew the
fleet from three aircraft to fifteen aircraft on contract. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of CEO which he currently holds.
Kashif Khaled
Kashif Khaled
Regional Director – Africa &Middle East Airports, Passenger, Cargo, Security & Facilitation
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.

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

David Abad Alarcon

Capt. David has actual flight experience of 3360h, his main experience includes VIP/Corporate transportation and training; experience in SAR, Coastguard and several aerial works, which includes aerial photography and filming, external loads, firefighting, aerial surveillance and touristic flights.

Currently he is working as a SAR Captain under supervision in S-76C+ in the Coastguard by INAER
(Babcock International Group). He works as a safety Consultant, collaborating with different companies in the sector in HF and SMS training, Risk management and SMS implementation.

Member of the УCore TeamФ of УEHSIT ST TrainingФ (European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team, representing ECA (European Cockpit Association), specialized in safety issues in training. He is the Chairman of the ECA HeliWG as well as Vice Chairman in IFALPA HELCOM and member of the Spanish regional team of EHSAT (European Helicopter Safety Team).

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
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.

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.
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