The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and Searidge Technologies Collaborate to Explore Artificial Intelligence in Air Traffic Management


The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Searidge Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in pursuing research and development activities in Air Traffic Management (ATM), specifically the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) can play in the United Arab Emirates aviation industry.

The collaboration is the first in the region and will bring together the technical expertise of Searidge Technologies in digital airport solutions and the operational expertise of GCAA in ATM.

H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that it is the UAE’s strategy to continuously work together and strengthening our partnerships with elite organizations to explore new technologies and applications in the aviation industry.

“We look forward to working with Searidge and believe this collaboration will help advance the use of technology in aviation to optimize safety and efficiency in the UAE and around the globe. The MoU agreement will promote, develop and reinforce administrative, technical and scientific cooperation,” says Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director General Air Navigation Services, General Civil Aviation Authority.

“Searidge has been active in the United Arab Emirates for many years and are familiar with the operational needs of its aviation community,” says Moodie Cheikh, CEO, Searidge Technologies. “GCAA’s vision and expertise, and our shared goal of bringing innovative solutions into the aviation industry, make them an ideal partner to help us explore how technologies like AI can have a dramatic, positive impact on air travel”.

The MOU was signed on October 12th by Ahmed Al Jallaf and Mr. Cheikh at the ICAO offices in Montreal, Canada in the presence of H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi.

About General Civil Aviation Authority
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was created in 1996 to oversee and regulate all aspects of civil aviation in the UAE. GCAA is solely responsible for creating regulation and legislation, organizing and monitoring safety & security, providing air navigation and support designated aviation services, air accident investigations, facilitating air connectivity, and international cooperation in civil aviation within the UAE and its upper airspace. Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre is the national ANSP fully equipped with advanced and modern technologies and capable to handle the country’s busy and complex airspace.

About Searidge Technologies

Searidge develops innovative technology to enhance safety and efficiency in the aviation market. With technology at over 35 sites in 25 countries, we are a global leader and preferred partner for Digital Towers and Advanced Airport solutions. Through operational enhancements, collaboration, AI and automation, our team helps our customers proactively transform the way they offer and deliver services to meet changing demands. For more information and to view our video gallery, visit

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