Biometrics the future for air travel: SITA

Biometrics the future for air travel: SITA

Sixty-three percent of airports and 43 per cent of airlines plan to invest in biometric ID management solutions in the next three years, according to a new report published by SITA, Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution. With passenger...
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European airports align to support safety improvement programs

European airports align to support safety improvement programs

A dozen European airports joined forces to support surface movement safety improvement pro­grams under the European Union’s project in air traffic management modernization, SESAR. The “Unifying Safety Nets & Surface Movement” alliance aims at “har...
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Airlines Fear Tariffs Will Stoke a U.S.-China Trade War

Airlines Fear Tariffs Will Stoke a U.S.-China Trade War

President Trump probably didn’t consult many airline executives before announcing his China tariff plan. Airlines could be losers if this spurs a trade war. As the Trump Administration prepares to impose strict tariffs on many goods from China, executives at...
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Kuching International Airport is country’s first ‘cashless airport’

Kuching International Airport is country’s first ‘cashless airport’

Kuching International Airport (KIA) became the first cashless airport.In the country after an e-wallet app was introduced as part of the state’s digitalisation effort in collaboration with telco company Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd. Sarawak Chief Minister...
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Long haul duty rise a “tax grab” to swell Treasury coffers, says Airlines UK

Long haul duty rise a “tax grab” to swell Treasury coffers, says Airlines UK

Members of the UK aviation industry have once again expressed their frustration at the Government’s decision to raise Air Passenger Duty (APD). From April 1 this year, long haul travellers, those flying more than 2,000 miles, will see a rise...
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Insights on the Growth of Cybersecurity in Airports from ACI World

Insights on the Growth of Cybersecurity in Airports from ACI World

Cybersecurity in airports is a topic that isn’t going away; in fact, it is only gaining in importance as the industry comes together to build more comprehensive cybersecurity programs. Aviation industry groups have recognized this need for both airlines and....
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Enhanced time-based separation system further increases Heathrow capacity

Enhanced time-based separation system further increases Heathrow capacity

London Heathrow Airport air traffic controllers have begun using an enhanced time-based separation (TBS) system to reduce wake separation between landing airliners. The new system, part of what UK air navigation service provider National Air Traffic Services (...
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Autonomous baggage handling system to go into operation at Rotterdam Airport

Autonomous baggage handling system to go into operation at Rotterdam Airport

A baggage handling system (BHS) based on autonomous vehicle technology will go live in Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTHA) later this year. Vanderlande, a Dutch material handling and logistics automation company, signed an agreement with the airport at Passenge...
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Switzerland Integrating Drone To Air Traffic Control

Switzerland Integrating Drone To Air Traffic Control

Switzerland is on the cusp of becoming the first country to formally integrate drones into the air traffic management system that controls its airspace. Starting in June, Swiss air traffic control operator Skyguide will begin merging its own data and...
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FTE in Stockholm: 17 solutions that can improve today’s airport experience

FTE in Stockholm: 17 solutions that can improve today’s airport experience

Through events Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm, they introduced the solutions that can improve today’s airport experience. They are the most products and services around the show: Vanderlande’s baggage handling revolution, Huawei’s ICT expertise to ...
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