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How technology can cut airport queues

How technology can cut airport queues

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, queues at airports have become longer, lasting in some cases up to six hours, as border control and aviation authorities need to check travellers’ documents manually. To fix the problem, carriers and airports around the world are implementing biometric checks that will enable passengers to move through the airport without having their passports or plane tickets checked.

The UK transport decarbonisation plan: reactions from stakeholders

The UK transport decarbonisation plan: reactions from stakeholders

The UK Government announced today the transport decarbonisation plan, a blueprint for the transport sector to achieve net-zero by 2050. The plan, which was announced this morning on the government’s website and presented later to the Commons by Transport Secretary Shapps, received mixed reactions from stakeholders. We round up some of the comments made by environmental and industry groups as well as aviation and railway stakeholders.

Increasing cyber security at Manchester Airport

Increasing cyber security at Manchester Airport

Airport security is fundamental for the overall safe functioning of the airport environment and passenger safety. Although airports across the globe have multi-layered security protocols when it comes to passport checks and bag scanning, many are falling victim to a less visible threat: cyber-attacks.

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Tech to the skies: start-ups to overhaul Barcelona Airport

Airport management company Aena Ventures has launched a six-month acceleration programme at Barcelona-El Prat Airport to promote innovation and technology. Five start-up companies have been brought in from across the globe to operate out of the airport’s control tower to design projects and technology to improve the airport’s infrastructure and harness customer experience. We spoke to Aena Ventures and some of the start-up companies to find out more about their initiatives and how they aim to assist the airport going forward.

Q&A: Discussing the impact of the first flying car’s national trip

On 28 June, Slovakian flying car start-up AirCar completed the world’s first trip between two airports in Slovakia, flying from Nitra Airport to Bratislava M. R. Stefanik Airport. We speak to the AirCar co-founders about the trip and what their maiden voyage means for the future of auto-aviation transportation.