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 Director-General - Aviation Security Affairs; Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director-General - Air Navigation Services, as well as and directors from various sectors from the Authority.
Commenting on the workshop, HE Sheikh Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General said: “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.
“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.”