Saudi Ground Services to implement Blockchain across 28 airports in KSA
At LEAP 2023, IR4LAB and Saudi Ground Services (SGS) jointly announced the implementation of DocCerts Blockchain management solution for all training related digital documents and ground service equipment licenses issued by SGS at 28 Saudi Arabian airports where SGS provides ground services. The Blockchain enabled solution will allow SGS to issue over 10,000 digital documents annually including licenses.
Airport ground services support smooth aircraft operations. Functions carried out through these services include delivery of passenger services, baggage handling, ramping, traffic control, load control and fleet solutions. According to Expert Market Research, global Airport Ground Market Size will grow at a CAGR of 10.40 percent in the Forecast Period of 2023-2028
Eng. Ayman Alghamdi, Vice President of Human Resources, at SGS, said, “This is a historical moment and it’s the first initiative of its kind in the aviation sector. SGS delivers services to over 88 million passengers on 690,000 flights a year. Using DocCerts’ Blockchain solution at KSA airports we will be able verify documents and licenses easily, securely and efficiently improving customers’ experience. We are proud to be working towards achieving Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030 through these efforts.”
Majd Jamal Alafifi, Co-founder & CEO of IR4LAB stated: “IR4LAB was Saudi Aramco’s first blockchain technology investment in the Kingdom given that we are committed to increasing the tech adoption in the country as well as building local capabilities. The agreement today with SGS is a clear example of the fruitful collaboration between local blockchain tech startups and leading local companies in the adoption of new technologies such as blockchain. We look forward to more agreements with other players in KSA as part of the aim to achieve Saudi’s 2030 vision and lead the way locally and globally.”