American Airlines’ app can now scan your passport

American Airlines’ app can now scan your passport

Passengers can now scan the data chip embedded in their passports using the built-in reader on iPhones or Android’s devices. American said it is the first airline to introduce the function on its app. “Mobile passport scanning removes a time-consuming...
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Bluebox on enabling airlines to go app-free for free with wireless IFE

Bluebox on enabling airlines to go app-free for free with wireless IFE

Vistara’s passengers can still stream over the Vistara World-branded app. “It’s so important because [Vistara] is a full-service airline. And like most airlines, it is really hard to convince people to download the app. Reducing W-IFE usage hurdles will ...
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2018’s four major aviation technology developments

2018’s four major aviation technology developments

Despite longer-lasting aircraft, more durable engines, and innovations in maintenance techniques, recent research has shown that maintenance spending continues to increase. Mark Martin, director of the commercial aviation product line at IFS sets out four maj...
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Artificial intelligence for airlines? Ask WestJet

Artificial intelligence for airlines? Ask WestJet

Canadian airline, WestJet has announced Juliet, its digital travel assistant available on Google Assistant, which can give customers a hands-and screen-free way to have their questions answered on the day of travel. To chat with Juliet, guests need only say...
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Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing

Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing

New kinds of partnerships and connections are changing how the airline industry retails. Stakeholders are increasingly turning to new technology like blockchain to facilitate these changes without disrupting their ability to provide travelers a frictionless ex...
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Hahn Air issues first blockchain ticket with Winding Tree

Hahn Air issues first blockchain ticket with Winding Tree

German airline Hahn Air has become the first carrier to issue a ticket enabled by blockchain technology provided by open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. According to Winding Tree, blockchain offers multiple advantages for the process of booki...
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Air Europa proves inconsistent crapshoot of an experience

Air Europa proves inconsistent crapshoot of an experience

My first flight on Air Europa suddenly became what would likely be my last flight on Air Europa before the carrier is enveloped in the ever-expanding family of IAG airlines. Delta, KLM and Air Europa itself were unable to assign...
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FAA Looks to Finish Consolidating NOTAMs on One System

FAA Looks to Finish Consolidating NOTAMs on One System

“The need to move from an analog, text-based NOTAM system towards a digital automated system that provides timely, accurate, harmonized aeronautical data/NOTAMs in standardized formats was evident”, according to the report. Through NOTAMs, the FAA...
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Gulf Air Mechanics Trial Holographic Training

Gulf Air Mechanics Trial Holographic Training

The Bahrain carrier is using technology developed by AFI KLM E&M in its maintenance processes. The technology, along with virtual reality, also has great potential to train new mechanics where AFI KLM E&M has revealed its HoloLens mixed reality glasses...
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Honeywell Forge Can Lead to Significant Savings for Airlines, Company Says

Honeywell Forge Can Lead to Significant Savings for Airlines, Company Says

Launched in June, the Honeywell Forge data analytics tool allows airlines to save up to $200,000 per aircraft per year in fuel costs and up to $40,000 per aircraft per year in maintenance costs, Honeywell executives said in a Nov....
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