Building on the innovative approach to the future of the Aviation Industry in the United Arab Emirates, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have signed on 27th August 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NG Aviation SE to further validate its future strategy towards Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).
The MoU seeks to establish practical cooperation on use cases to strengthen the aeronautical data digitization processes with the emphasis on the digital datasets in accordance with the new ICAO Annex 15 Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and to strengthen GCAA’s leading role within the Air Traffic Management (ATM) domain.
“The GCAA is always keen to strengthen our partnership with industry front-runners to explore new eras of innovations and excellence in Air Navigation Services. Through this MoU, we will exchange our knowledge and experiences and work together to consolidate our strategic position as a regional and global leader.” Says H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority.
The collaboration would aim to prepare the GCAA for the next stage of creation and sharing of aeronautical data in digital format from its originators to end users. NG Aviation’s new generation platform for aeronautical digital data exchange will contribute towards data processing in AIXM 5.1 format and allows users to manage safety critical data and optimize their current processes, as well as minimize errors through automated validation.
“NG Aviation is committed to actively contribute to further development of the aviation industry with the aim to optimize and ease the use of today’s analogue aeronautical data in real operations through digitization. We highly value the opportunity to work alongside the GCAA team in line with the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan”, says Simona Frankova, the CEO of NG Aviation
As one of the most progressive ANSP’s worldwide, the GCAA is becoming a trend setter in establishing fully digital ANSP environment. Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director General emphasized on the importance of the use of innovative techniques in order to make aviation safer and more efficient. While stressing the need for an industry to identify the most suitable solutions, Mr. Ahmed Al Jallaf stated: “Opening our doors and recognizing the potential of innovative companies like NG Aviation proves government determination to become a leader in smart solution implementation”.