Gates Aviation Limited is pleased to welcome Ms Rania Khbais, former Head of Aviation Security and Alan Skennerton, former Director of the Aviation Security and Accident Investigation Department of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority as consultants, offering Gates Aviation clients outstanding experience in aviation security and accident investigation as well as management and policy formulation.
“I am delighted to join the select group at Gates Aviation Limited which already has a significant reputation in the industry for airline security, safety and risk management. I look forward to assisting their clients in the areas of my expertise,” said Rania Khbais who was formerly a resident member of the ICAO Aviation Security Professional Manager (AVSEC PM) Evaluation Panel in Dubai and is an ICAO certified Aviation Security International Instructor in both English and Arabic, Aviation Security Professional Manager, and National Aviation Security Inspector.
At the DCAA, Rania was responsible for a range of security functions including Aviation security inspections, audits, and surveys to ensure compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards, and the requirements of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme of the UAE, recommending improvements in the procedures for passenger security and facilitation and representing the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) on the Airport Security and Facilitation Committee for both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports.
“Gates Aviation’s significant expertise in such a wide range of aviation activities has impressed me for some time and I am pleased also to offer my piloting and air show experience to the team” said Alan Skennerton. Alan is a widely experienced fixed wing and rotary pilot and is an Aviation Safety and Security professional who until Mar 2014 was the Director of the Aviation Security and Accident Investigation Department of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Alan also has extensive experience in the management of air shows and has been Deputy Chairman and Static Park Director of a number of the Dubai International Air Shows .
CEO Sean Gates shared, “Rania and Alan’s experience, particularly in aviation security in the Middle East is outstanding and I am delighted they have agreed to join our team of aviation professionals.”