Serco bolsters Aviation practice with NG Aviation partnership

12 January 2021 2 min. read
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The Middle East arm of Serco has agreed a strategic agreement with NG Aviation, a Czech-based company that helps clients in the aviation industry with garnering data-driven insights.

NG Aviation has a number of proprietary solutions under its belt, including AIME (a platform for digitisation of aeronautical data, which allows users to manage safety critical data and optimise processes) and AMDB (a database containing assets such as runways, taxiway, aprons, parking stands and more for aerodrome mapping). 

According to Simona Frankova, the Chief Executive Officer of NG Aviation, the company’s digital tools “go beyond traditional digital services currently available on the aviation market”, providing players in the aviation space with richer data for their increasingly data-driven operations.

Serco bolsters Aviation practice with NG Aviation partnership

For Serco, the world’s largest non-government operator of civilian air traffic control, working with NG Aviation was a logical step in its ambition to bolster its data management capabilities, said Phil Malem, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East.

“We are delighted to expand our range of services to clients by offering new, innovative digital services and the data to help clients make informed decisions. We work with a number of organisations in the aviation industry here in the Middle East and across the globe and services like this are crucial to optimise operations. Through this agreement with NG Aviation, we are able to enhance our service offering and effectively manage data, assets and workforce for these organisations.”

As part of the agreement, Serco will integrate NG Aviation’s solutions into its offerings for airport management and data management. Frankova added, “I am confident that our cooperation with Serco can bring significant benefits to civil aviation in the region and elsewhere.” 

The partnership comes shortly after Serco Middle East signed a Memorandum of Understanding with German firm, ATRiCS, to enable the strengthening of operational performance at airports, focusing on the automation of the ground position in airport towers. 

Meanwhile, last month Serco’s Aviation practice won a major tender to deliver air navigation services to Sharjah Airport. The five-year contract runs until 28 February 2025. “Our collaboration with Serco will ensure smooth aircraft movements as well as full compliance to matters of safety at the airport, especially during aircraft landing and takeoff,” said H.E. Sheikh Khalid Isam Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation.