GCAA become the first regulator to use iPad for audits

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are the first aviation regulator globally to embrace mobile technology to enhance their oversight responsibilities by using the iPad to carry out safety audits.

Monitoring the safety performance of more than 565 organisations requires the regulator to implement efficient and effective oversight measures which is why the GCAA engaged with auditing technology specialists, Ideagen.

The GCAA and Ideagen have a history of delivering ground-breaking initiatives having implemented “e-auditing” – a project which allowed the regulator to move from a laborious paper-based process to an electronically managed system that offered greater efficiency and dramatically improved traceability and analysis functionality. The GCAA identified that the audit process could further evolve to take advantage of mobile technologies like the iPad.


  • Ability to capture responses and raise findings at the point of identification
  • Increased accuracy of information
  • Eliminated duplication of effort by removing the need to re-enter details into a system
  • Enhanced audit findings by providing the ability to attach photographic evidence to a record

As the audit development manager, I'm looking forward to the long term benefits that we'll get from using Q-Pulse. Not only will we get valuable analysis from the performance and areas of development of our audited organisations, but we'll also be able to improve and develop our Inspector performance and auditing techniques.

Abdulla Al Housani - Audit Development Manager

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