QSTP-funded EMMA Systems raises standards for efficient airport operation

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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EMMA Systems, a Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)-funded AI-powered Airport Management Systems provider, has set new standards for the efficiency and sustainability of airport operations by optimizing aircraft turnaround processes and reducing delays and fuel wastage.

Adaptable to each airport’s unique operating procedures, the EMMA  system’s centralized cloud-based dashboard visualizes live data providing a secure and centralized view of the entire airport’s operations, resulting in safer, more efficient and more integrated operations.

Since its inception in 2010, EMMA received support from the QSTP’s Product Development Fund (PDF) for the development of its technology and later received seed investment from the Tech Venture Fund (TVF) to continue its commercial efforts.

Wisam Costandi
Wisam Costandi
Co-founder & CEO
EMMA Systems

“Qatar is a springboard for startups. It’s a small country with large, world-class projects and startup-friendly programs. Once QSTP invested in us, they became part of EMMA. It was important to have an institutional ally to help us navigate the startup ecosystem and the entrepreneurial journey at each stage. The Tech Venture Fund essentially allowed us to double down on commercial outreach, and to invest in sales and marketing.”

“Another 25 global airports are in the pipeline for us. We saw things come to a halt given the pandemic’s impact on aviation, however, air traffic is gradually returning to normal, and we have witnessed a renewed interest in solutions that can help improve airport efficiency and sustainability,” Mr. Costandi added.

EMMA’s streamlined operations contribute to passengers’ priorities, such as on-time arrival and departure of aircraft, swift check-in process and smooth navigation to the gates, or the baggage reclaim area.

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