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December 8, 2021

These are the droids you’re looking for: AIR 74 out now!

In this issue: Uber Reserve for Airports expands operations, contactless security solutions for airports, Pittsburgh's post-pandemic modernisation mission, and more.

By Peter Nilson

Known for staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, Japan has incorporated new, exciting technology into its Kansai Airport: an autonomous security robot.

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The security robot will autonomously navigate and patrol routes, use a laser sensor to identify its location, capture images with a built-in camera function and much more. In this issue, we speak to Secom, the company that developed the robot, to find out more.

We also profile Uber’s expanded Uber Reserve at Airports service, offering travellers improved connectivity, efficiency, and safety. As well as this, we look at how Pittsburgh Airport has focused its attention on the post-pandemic future with a new, modernised terminal.

Elsewhere, we talk to IDEMIA about how the future of airport operations is morphing into a contactless, biometric-centric experience, and learn about how View inc has helped Memphis International Airport’s modernisation programme with their recently installed smart windows.

Peter Nilson, editor

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In this issue

Do the robot: Kansai Airport’s new autonomous security

Noted for staying one step ahead when it comes to technology, Japan has incorporated new, exciting technology into its Kansai Airport: an autonomous security robot. Frankie Youd profiles the new robot and talks to those involved with its launch.

Pittsburgh’s modernisation mission: the post-pandemic terminal

As the industry begins to adapt to the new rules, guidelines, and changing passenger behaviour brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh Airport has focused its attention on the post-pandemic future with a new, modernised terminal. Frankie Youd profiles the proposal.

Uber for air travel: improving the airport arrivals experience

Luke Christou reports on how Uber is expanding its operations at airports with a broader Uber Reserve offering, hoping to offer travellers improved connectivity, efficiency, and safety – whilst reducing their stress.

Can’t touch this: contactless solutions for airports

The future of airport travel is morphing into a contactless, biometric-centric experience, where passengers can board aircraft with only their faces. Frankie Youd speaks to technology company IDEMIA to find out more.

Bright future for smart glass in airports

Memphis International Airport has recently installed smart windows as part of the airport’s modernisation programme, which aims to enhance passenger experience and improve energy efficiency. Frankie Youd speaks to View Inc, the firm behind the smart windows, to find out more.

Next issue preview

As the industry steps into a new year, in our next issue we’ll be hearing from experts in airlines and airports, to discuss what they think 2022 will hold. Our panel of experts discuss new technology, the introduction of new regulations, passenger behaviour, trends in health, hygiene and safety, amongst others.

We also look at trials for ultraviolet cleaning methods and their importance to post-pandemic air travel, explore the EU’s new Travel Information and Authorisation Scheme, learn how airports are using self-driving wheelchairs to give passengers with disabilities more independence, and more.

In the meantime, you can follow us @Airport_Mag to keep up to date with all the latest news.

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