New SITA research shows rising interest in AI and biometrics

New SITA research shows rising interest in AI and biometrics

Artificial intelligence (AI) and biometric technologies have emerged as key themes in the latest technology trends survey performed by aviation IT provider SITA. The 2018 research, which polled over 180 airline and airport IT executives, revealed that 84% of airlines...
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Oman Air launches WhatsApp service to guests

Oman Air launches WhatsApp service to guests

Oman Air has introduced a new WhatsApp service which enables its guests to communicate instantly with airline staff via the popular app. Clients who opt for this service can now receive their booking confirmations, check-in notifications, boarding passes, flig...
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New Biometric Scanning at Fort Lauderdale Airport Could Mean Shorter Lines at Security

New Biometric Scanning at Fort Lauderdale Airport Could Mean Shorter Lines at Security

Some passengers flying out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport can now use biometric scanning to move through TSA security faster, the company CLEAR announced today. For $15 a month subscription, travelers can use special kiosks that scan fi...
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Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

SITA CEO Barbara Dalibard believes technology can be used to dramatically cut disruption, which adds $25 billion a year to industry costs-a figure that is roughly equal to the industry’s annual profit margin. She said this could be achieved by...
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Blockchain emerges as a priority technology for research among airlines and airports in 2018

Blockchain emerges as a priority technology for research among airlines and airports in 2018

  Blockchain is fast emerging as the priority technology for future exploration among airport and airline CIOs globally, attracting the most research attention in 2018. This is according to new research released by SITA. The 2018 SITA IT Air Transport I...
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Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Flyers want convenience, and many are willing to trade their personal information for a more seamless air travel experience. Airlines and airports, though, still have a long way to go to provide a better experience for travelers. The recent International Air....
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Engine Data Analytics

Engine Data Analytics

In the air, the Internet of Things has been up and running for some time. Modern aircraft and engines are packed with sensors that relay huge volumes of data, both in- and post-flight, to ground teams that can sometimes react...
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Five Leading Airport Security Technologies by 2030

Five Leading Airport Security Technologies by 2030

The protection of passengers, staff and aircraft in the airport and its vicinities from crime, terror and other threats has always been on high priority of law enforcement and government agencies worldwide. Technological innovation supplies new approaches to t...
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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA’S SHARP SAYS TECHNOLOGY EASING THE PAIN POINTS OF TRAVEL

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA’S SHARP SAYS TECHNOLOGY EASING THE PAIN POINTS OF TRAVEL

Virgin Australia group executive for airlines Rob Sharp says technology is key to easing the trademark pain-points of the travel experience that have long been the bugbears of passengers. Virgin Australia unveiled its self-service airport concept in 2015 when ...
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Improving Engine Data

Improving Engine Data

Artificial intelligence and big data analysis promise a better way to operate and maintain aircraft and engines, we are often told. Meanwhile, increasing satellite communication bandwidth for aircraft has raised the possibility of engine data being streamed to...
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