UAE’s GCAA hosts blockchain work­shop

The ses­sion ex­plored the po­ten­tial ap­pli­ca­tions of blockchain within the field of avi­a­tion

Aviation Business - - AVIATION PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY -

The UAE’s Gen­eral Civil Avi­a­tion Author­ity (GCAA) has com­pleted a work­shop fo­cused on the ap­pli­ca­tion of blockchain tech­nol­ogy in avi­a­tion. High­light­ing the pos­si­ble ap­pli­ca­tions, along with best use cases, value propo­si­tions and adop­tion strate­gies, the work­shop was at­tended by 18 de­ci­sion mak­ers from the GCAA, which in­cluded HE Sheikh Saif Mo­hammed Al Suwaidi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the GCAA.

Also in at­ten­dance was Omar Bin Ghaleb Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral and As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral Sup­port Ser­vices; Is­mael Al Blooshi As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral - Avi­a­tion Safety Af­fairs; Ha­mad Al Muhairi, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor­Gen­eral - Avi­a­tion Se­cu­rity Af­fairs; Ahmed Al Jal­laf, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor­Gen­eral - Air Nav­i­ga­tion Ser­vices.

“The GCAA is mak­ing ef­forts in pro­vid­ing blockchain so­lu­tions for the fu­ture of tech­nol­ogy based-ser­vices, such as rat­i­fi­ca­tion of data by part­ners and lo­cal and global author­i­ties, which en­ables the spe­cial­ists from ac­cess­ing the re­quired data in record time,” said HE Sheikh Saif Mo­hammed Al Suwaidi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral.

“This shall have an ef­fec­tive im­pact in some of the avi­a­tion sec­tor fields that re­quire spe­cial doc­u­ments, like the doc­u­ments is­sued by the author­ity to the flight crew. It is im­por­tant for the GCAA to in­stil in­no­va­tion cul­ture within the cor­po­rate work­ing en­vi­ron­ment, its ser­vices and the in­dus­try.”

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