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 […]

GACA selects SITA for tech transformation at Saudi airports

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernisation of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new implementation marks another major milestone in the decade-long partnership between GACA and SITA. The new technology is vital […]

Dubai HeliShow to explore adoption of technology

Dubai HeliShow 2018 is set to host two exclusive conferences, Helicopter Technology and Operations Conference and Military and Homeland Security Conference, during its seventh edition. This will run from November 6 to 8 at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South. The two conferences, which are being held under the patronage of H.H. […]

Dubai Technology Partners and Quintiq announce partnership for MENA

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), the region’s leading business consultancy and systems integrator for the aviation industry, has announced that it is has signed a partnership agreement with Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company and global leader in supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O). Since 2004, DTP has acquired extensive knowledge and skills to cater to […]

Saudi company partners with Ramco Systems to provide software support

When the Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company (SRSC) needed to make its operations more efficient it secured the services of Ramco Systems. The company deployed Ramco’s Aviation Suite V5.8, already trusted by 21,000 users globally and accessible on cloud and mobile, to digitise and streamline its aircraft management processes across Saudi Arabia. The integrated ERP system’s […]

Huawei announces Partnership with the International Air Transport Association

At the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2018 in Stockholm, Huawei announced it has joined the Strategic Partnerships Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Through this programme, Huawei will use its advanced ICT innovations and expertise to help develop airports and airlines of the future, enhancing the passenger experience and optimising air cargo operations. Huawei […]

VIMANA extends blockchain into aviation operations in UAE

VIMANA is a company that is extending blockchain into the air. It builds blockchain based and regulated Airspace Ecosystems to provide air mobility programmes in countries such as the UAE, ensuring the safe and seamless operation of a multitude of aircraft. Blockchain is more often than not associated with financial transactions but it has a […]

DAFZA’s digital intelligence plan receives approval

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has approved the organisation’s Digital Intelligence Plan 2018-2020. This has been developed in line with digital transformation initiatives such as the Dubai Internet of Things Strategy and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence – the first major initiative within the UAE Centennial […]