EDGE Group entity, HORIZON, the Middle East’s largest independent helicopter flight training academy, announced it has been awarded the Information Security (ISMS) ISO 27001 and Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) ISO 22301 certifications from Bureau Veritas, a company specializing in world-class laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services.
The announcement was made during a ceremony held Tuesday at the HORIZON Academy premises in Al Ain, and attended by HORIZON Executive Management, HORIZON staff, and representatives from Bureau Veritas.
Bureau Veritas Business Developer, Shan Sait, and Senior Sales and Marketing Executive, Zeljka Jovovic, presented the certificates to HORIZON CEO Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri. The two representatives expressed their appreciation of HORIZON’s efforts in securing its data and assuring business continuity.
Speaking on the occasion, Al Dhaheri said: “HORIZON is always committed to protecting customer data and confidentiality. We have implemented an information security management system for the company; at the same time, we are establishing our business continuity management systems. We believe the right information security measures must go hand in hand with business continuity in order to protect against threats in today’s world. We are very proud of our accomplishments here today.”
Al Dhaheri expressed that these awards are key additions to HORIZON’s achievements, reflecting the continued high degree of professionalism from the staff. Through these new implemented systems, the Academy will be able to continue operations during any potential crisis incident, as well as return to standard and normal operations within a short period of time. These achievements also certify that HORIZON can deliver service-compliant standards that meet customer requirements, as well as satisfy both external regulatory and internal requirements.
Since its inception in 2003, HORIZON has been the premier training academy in the Middle East region, providing flight training to both commercial and military customers on Bell aircraft, and has successfully completed over 150,000 training hours in upskilling rotary wing pilots. HORIZON is part of the Trading & Mission Support cluster within EDGE, an advanced technology group ranked among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.
Horizon is the Middle East’s largest independent helicopter flight training academy based in Al Ain. Offering industry-standard and bespoke helicopter pilot training to a wide range of leading commercial and military operators from South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, the company has played a fundamental role in developing regional rotary-wing aviation capabilities for more than a decade.
As part of EDGE, the company consistently seeks out innovative training technologies and world-class partnerships to upskill pilots and enhance operational flexibility for customers.
Launched in November 2019, the UAE’s EDGE is one of the world’s leading advanced technology groups, established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defense and beyond, and to be a catalyst for change and transformation. It is dedicated to bringing breakthrough innovations, products, and services to market with greater speed and efficiency, to position the UAE as a leading global hub for future industries, and to creating clear paths within the sector for the next generation of highly-skilled talent to thrive.
With a focus on the adoption of 4IR technologies, EDGE is driving the development of sovereign capabilities for global export and for the preservation of national security, working with front-line operators, international partners, and adopting advanced technologies such as autonomous capabilities, cyber-physical systems, advanced propulsion systems, robotics and smart materials. EDGE converges R&D, emerging technologies, digital transformation, and commercial market innovations with military capabilities to develop disruptive solutions tailored to the specific requirements of its customers.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, EDGE consolidates more than 20 entities into four core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Electronic Warfare & Cyber Technologies, and Trading & Mission Support.