Dubai Airport’s biometric challenge
Dubai Airport is the busiest in the world. However, while biometric security systems would improve passenger flow through the airport, getting a business case to stack up for widespread implementation is one of the airport’s biggest challenges. Frances Marcellin finds out more from Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, technology & infrastructure.
The untapped potential of unserved aviation routes
The launch in October of the first weekly service from Aer Lingus between Dublin and Miami highlights a new-found spirit of carriers to fulfil the potential of presently unserved routes. We can expect more to follow, writes Ross Davies.
Should there be a no-fly list for convicted traffickers?
Trafficking of goods and people by air creates victims the world over. Could blacklisting of convicted traffickers from international air travel be an effective countermeasure, or simply a step too far?
Introducing Stan: the robot valet parking cars at Lyon Airport
Vinci Airports has signed a strategic partnership with Stanley Robotics to deploy robotic valets at France's Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. The robot valets pick up vehicles at a drop off point and park them for passengers in an outdoor car park. But how does the system work and will passengers trust a robot to park their precious car for them?
Final approach: aviation bands together to end human trafficking
Human trafficking is a growing problem. Fuelled by the current refugee crisis, traffickers target an increasing number of vulnerable people and smuggle them across borders before forcing them into a life of slavery and abuse. Recognising the key role they play in this process, air industry associations have come together to help better train their staff in identifying and reporting incidents of smuggling.