Saudia Airlines joins with GE Digital to drive its digital transformation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, Saudia has partnered with the American multinational conglomerate corporation General Electric’s subsidiary GE Digital in order to implement its Aviation Software Asset Records solution.

According to the statement, the contract expands the collaboration between Saudia and GE for creating further operational efficiencies and cost optimization.

The GE Digital Asset Records system makes it simple for operators to streamline records management with a single cloud-based solution. Airlines can digitize, index, and archive all maintenance records and match those records to the relevant M&E (Maintenance & Engineering) system. They can also connect internal and external operations’ records and data, making documentation between airlines and lessors much easier.

As per the company, “By implementing Asset Records, Saudia anticipates benefits such as a reduction in records management overhead, time savings for engineering, easier data retrieval, optimization of the transfer of assets between the airline and other entities, and more.”

The airline will be using GE Digital’s Asset Transfer System to streamline and simplify the way leased-asset documentation is managed with lessors, as well as MRO Connect, Workflow Management, and M&E Systems Integration. Furthermore, the solution provides expert professional services for the digitization of all historical backlog, as well as daily monitoring of tech records procedures and asset transfer packages for the Saudia team.

Ahmed Al Wassiah
Ahmed Al Wassiah
COO – Saudia Airlines

“Saudia places innovation among its top priorities when it comes to aircraft fleet and operations, and with this latest partnership with GE, it enables Saudia to transition to a seamless, all-digital solution for aircraft asset records management. With the expansion of the fleet and the airline’s aircraft modernization roadmap, an essential part of the 360 approach is to have an all-digital interface, providing real-time access to archived aircraft records, facilitating swift access to multiple features, records, and data.”

“This contract represents a great digital partnership with one of the region’s biggest airlines. It is a great example of companies embracing the future of flight through sustainable operations, applying proven aviation practices to emerging technologies, and adapting to an increasingly digital world,” commented Mr. Andrew Coleman, General Manager for GE Digital’s Aviation Software business.

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