Huawei joins IATA to develop airports and airlines of future

23 March 2018 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2018 12:25)

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has joined the Strategic Partnerships Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to help develop airports and airlines of the future.

Huawei joins IATA to develop airports and airlines of future
Huawei and IATA signing ceremony. Credit: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has joined the Strategic Partnerships Program of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to help develop airports and airlines of the future.

Through the IATA, the trade association of the world’s airlines, the company will use its advanced ICT innovations and expertise for the development of airports and airlines, as well as optimising air cargo operations.

“Huawei is committed to becoming the best partner for aviation digital transformation by providing one-stop ICT solutions.”

IATA marketing and commercial services senior vice-president Mark Hubble said: “The IATA Strategic Partnerships Program is open to companies that add value and bring benefits to the air transport industry directly and indirectly by means of their services, products and solutions.”

Huawei Enterprise transportation sector president Yuan Xilin said: “IATA provides an invaluable platform for members to collaborate with other aviation leaders on areas of mutual concern, and it enables airlines to benefit from a wide range of cutting-edge products and expertise to achieve safer, more efficient, and cost-effective operations.

“With global airports and airlines evolving toward Smart Airports and Smart Airlines, Huawei is committed to becoming the best partner for aviation digital transformation by providing one-stop ICT solutions to help customers enhance services and create a seamless passenger experience.”

As a member of the programme, the company will apply new ICT technologies to strengthen digital transformation of the aviation industry.

Additionally, the collaboration with IATA will help customers build smart and dynamic airports and airlines that fulfil the requirements of airports, airlines and passengers for safety and personalised services.

Huawei’s ICT products, solutions, and services are currently used by more than 50 airports, airlines, and air traffic control authorities.