Saudi Arabia’s GACA & Microsoft ink MoU for digital transformation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with US-based multinational technology company Microsoft in order to support the digital transformation.

As per the statement, the MoU aims to improve joint cooperation between the two sides in the areas of digital transformation, innovation, and capacity building.

The memorandum of understanding was signed on the sidelines of the activities of the International Technology Conference held at the Riyadh Front Expo.

“The agreement was signed on behalf of GACA by the Director General of Technology and Digital Transformation Eng. Abdullah Bin Fahd Al-Shaya, while it was signed on behalf of Microsoft by its general manager Mr. Thamer Al-Harbi,” according to the reports.

The MoU is part of the civil aviation sector’s objective to broaden the area of collaboration in technology and digital transformation, which GACA is eager to activate with international institutions and enterprises specializing in advanced technical fields.

Further, it is in line with the latest developments in the field of digital transformation and in line with the vision of the country.

Recently, GACA and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) signed an MoU to establish a joint center for research and development in the field of air transport safety with the aim of enhancing the scope of cooperation in the field of research and development.

The agreement aims to contribute in supporting aircraft manufacturing and design, drawing a roadmap to support research, development, and innovation in the field of air transport safety, both manned and unmanned, as per the reports.

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