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Zain Kuwait hosts NASA at its technological innovation centre

Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, has hosted a special talk on science and technology innovation featuring NASA. The talk was held at the Zain Innovation Center (ZINC) in the company’s main headquarters in Shuwaikh. It was hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of the USA in Kuwait. Zain hosted the special talk […]


SITA: We need complete confidence in data security for aviation

Tim Strong , Senior Security Manager for SITA Global Services, says with a growth in information and increasing security threats the aviation industry has a growing reliance on data.   Information security and air transport are inextricably linked. That is not only because of the mission-critical nature of much of the industry’s data but also because of […]


Mobile technology: the answer to better baggage handling

Mobile technology will bring far better baggage handling. This is a crucial focus for the air transport industry as passenger numbers grow, says the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights report. Christelle Laverriere , Research Expert, Market Insight, SITA, says mobile technology can provide an answer to provide better baggage handling. If the air transport industry is going […]


Etihad Airways launches region’s first AI academy

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to launch the first ever in-house AI Academy in the region, which will revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers by upskilling its workforce, optimising operations and creating alternate revenue streams. As part of the AI Academy, all Etihad […]


Kuwait International Airport adopts Microsoft Azure

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) adopts Microsoft Azure to transform data into actionable business intelligence and streamline airport operations. Kuwait International Airport, an entity managed by the government’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has announced that it has adopted Microsoft Azure cloud solutions to streamline the airport’s operations. The move enables DGCA to […]


University of Manchester-Middle East Centre signs MOU with DTP

The University of Manchester-Middle East Centre (the University) in Dubai has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a ‘Strategic Talent Partnership’ programme to help recruit, develop and retain talented professionals for Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), one of the region’s leading business consultancy and systems integrators for the aviation industry. Under the new agreement, […]


Dubai Airports takes to Azure Cloud for Digital Transformation journey

Dubai Airports has announced, at GITEX Technology Week 2018, that it has migrated to the trusted Microsoft Azure Cloud platform as part of an ongoing strategy to drive Digital Transformation across the organisation – engaging customers, empowering employees, optimising operations and reinventing products and services. As a regional and global hub for leisure and business […]


STC and Nokia announce region-first LTE air-to-ground trial network

At GITEX Technology Week 2018, Nokia and STC Business signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the launch of the air-to-ground pilot network in Saudi Arabia. The two companies have already conducted a successful trial of Nokia’s LTE-based air-to-ground solution in a flight from Riyadh to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. This trial network […]


Future of travel technology unveiled by Amadeus at GITEX 2018

As the Middle East’s travel and tourism industry continues to move into the digital age, Amedeus is bringing to life new solutions to help businesses improve the travel experience for customers anywhere in the world. During GITEX Technology Week, visitors can explore how Amadeus is supporting airlines and airports, hotels, search engines, travel agencies and […]


Qatar Airways adopts Virtual Reality tool for aviation training

Qatar Airways has become the first enterprise in the world to adopt Virtual Reality for aviation training purposes. The airline is leading the adoption of Virtual Reality for aviation ground operations training by becoming IATA’s global launch partner for RampVR. The RampVR system is being used by Qatar Airways’ Talent Development Department to train its […]


SAP expert on how digital transformation is driving growth in aviation

With airlines on the brink of a transformative digital era, aviation businesses will be required to adjust or lose out to their competitors. Dr Hichem Maya, Head of Industries, SAP MENA, tells Intelligent CIO how the company is helping the sector get up to speed with digital transformation. What is driving the Middle East’s aviation […]


Oman Airports signs MoU with Microsoft

Oman Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to explore the opportunities for Digital Transformation. The purpose of the MoU is to set Oman Airports as a hub of technology innovation in the region. The MoU was signed by Dr. Moaman bin Mohammed Al Busaidi, Chief Information Officer of Oman Airports, and Shaikh Saif […]


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