Bayanat, a developer of comprehensive geospatial solutions and data aggregation services, announced that it has signed an agreement with Collins Aerospace (photo), a US-based aerospace and defense firm, to develop advanced aerospace solutions.
The project is being developed under Tawazun Economic Program, which is overseen by Tawazun Economic Council.
The announcement was made Thursday on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, and will see a team of eight Emirati engineers work on the ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) project, which includes software development, training, and systems integration among its components.
“We are pleased to facilitate this collaboration, out of our ongoing commitment to enable the UAE’s defense and security industry by promoting investments and projects across this vital sector,” said Matar Ali Al Romaithi, Chief Economic Development Officer at Tawazun Economic Council.
“We anticipate robust capability growth in terms of economic value and capability development from this agreement as it brings about a very high technology and know-how, available only to limited number of technologically advanced nations,” he added.
Mohammed Al Beloushi, CEO of Bayanat, said: “The collaborative solutions will be developed and tested by Bayanat.”
Born out of the commercialization of the UAE’s Military Survey Department, MSD, and backed by exceptional local knowledge, Bayanat’s identity has been shaped by 45 years of specialized technical expertise in mapping, surveying and geospatial technologies. The developer provides fully integrated geospatial solutions and data aggregation services that allow entities to streamline operations and enhance decision-making capabilities.
Also at last week’s Dubai Airshow, Collins Aerospace Systems has signed a 10-year support agreement with Etihad Airways, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East and the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
The agreement covers the airline’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 aircraft through Collins Aerospace’s DispatchSM flight hour program, which guarantees the availability of high-performance avionics and communications assets to customers around the globe. The agreement marks Collins Aerospace’s first performance-based service program with Etihad.
Collins Aerospace will provide critical on-site spares, maintenance services including upgrades, access to worldwide 787 asset pools, and technical assistance for avionics. Collins Aerospace will also provide unmatched product knowledge due to its experience as the supplier and systems integrator of the 787’s flight deck display system, crew alerting system, pilot controls and additional critical electronic components and systems on board.
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.