The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), under the leadership of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, has announced an ambitious strategy plan for 2013-2015. The policy document which is a roadmap to boost aviation growth in the emirate has identified five strategic pillars towards achieving the vision of Dubai of becoming the global aviation capital, contributing to prosperity and becoming a growth enabler. The plan covers major areas like growth, capacity, sustainability, customers and capabilities. A stakeholders' conference will be held in October to debate on the plan and to obtain feedback, which will then be reviewed for inclusion as the plan implementation progresses. Sheikh Ahmed, who holds several positions including that of Chairman of the Dubai Economic Sector Committee, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, and Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines Group, believes the strategy will sow the seeds of further success for the aviation industry and will enhance the quality of government service excellence provided to businesses and consumers, while deploying the highest standards of regulations and policies related to aviation activities." Dubai's aviation sector, according to research firm Oxford Economics is expected to account for 32 per cent of GDP to reach Dhs 165 billion by 2020 up from 28 per cent in 2011. The sector employs over five per cent of the workforce. The expansion also is projected to create 294,000 jobs in the next 15 years, while its contribution to GDP will increase by 6.3 per cent annually in real terms over the next 20 years, according to Oxford Economics. Earlier this year, Dubai International Airport replaced Paris Charles de Gaulle as the second busiest airport in the world in terms of the passenger traffic. It is currently second only to London's Heathrow.