All articles by Varsha Saraogi

Varsha Saraogi

Aviation sector must use technology to tackle terrorism, says UK DfT

At this week’s International Security Expo in London, the UK Department for Transport’s (DfT) head of aviation security Kashif Chaudry said that to prevent future terrorist attacks and potential bomb threats, countries worldwide must collaborate to beef up security systems in airports and use modern technologies such as AI.

Six airport initiatives launched for disabled passengers in 2019

Airports are becoming increasingly accommodating towards passengers with disabilities, often with the help of technology. From virtual reality to automation, Varsha Saraogi lists the initiatives that airports implemented in 2019 to help make air travel an easier experience for disabled passengers.

Manila ranked the worst airport for delays over Christmas, survey finds

With issues such as unpredictable weather and air traffic control restrictions, Manila International Airport took the top spot as the worst airport to fly out from during Christmas as more than 41% of its total flights failed to take off on time, a new report from Online Casino (OCCA) revealed.

Timeline: 60 years of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport celebrated its 60th anniversary on the 11 August this year. Originally built as a military airbase, SVO witnessed its first commercial flight in 1959 and has grown to become Russia’s busiest airport. Varsha Saraogi looks back at the history of this iconic airport and its most significant milestones.

Off-airport check-in technology could cut infrastructure costs

Airports must change their traditional check-in model to tackle a lack of infrastructure capacity, said Australia-based Off Airport Check-In Solutions (OACIS) at last week’s Expanding Horizons conference organised by travel tech firm Amadeus.

Wearable technology to disrupt aviation industry, says Amadeus

As part of a three-day Airport IT conference in Munich, Amadeus head of airport IT product management Holger Mattig outlined the future of airport management and said that aviation hubs will witness more use of wearables, internet of things (IoT) applications and predictive analysis in the future.

Global trends in aviation revealed at the Amadeus Airport IT Conference 2019

Technologies such as automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence will become key drivers for airports in the future, Frost & Sullivan’s aerospace director Diogenis Papiomytis said at the Amadeus Airport IT conference yesterday.

Winter is coming: five innovative snow removal technologies at airports

Extreme snowfall can cut an airport’s ability to handle the arrival and departures of aircraft in half, resulting in many cancelled flights, or worse, serious accidents. Varsha Saraogi highlights five innovative technologies for clearing snow and ice.

Q&A: Veracode on automation and how to tackle cyber attacks in aviation

In recent years, several airports and airlines have come under attack from cybercriminals, putting millions of people’s personal data at risk. Cybersecurity firm Veracode’s EMEA CTO Paul Farrington speaks to Varsha Saraogi about the challenges facing the aviation industry and why he believes the solution lies in automation.

Extinction Rebellion activists descend on London City Airport

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists have infiltrated London City Airport and attempted a three-day ‘Hong Kong-style occupation of the terminal building’ to protest against the airport’s planned £2bn expansion, saying that this contradicts the government’s commitment towards carbon-neutrality by 2050.