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September 21, 2019

Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP).

Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to two seconds or less. No pre-registration is required, and customers may also choose not to use the technology. Emirates does not store any biometric records of its customers – all the data is managed securely by CBP.

The technology was piloted at the departure [...]

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September 21, 2019

Preparing for a Digital Retailing Environment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) will address transforming legacy distribution and payment processes into a digital retailing environment. 

“In the digital world, consumers expect to shop for travel with the same conveniences they enjoy with other online retail experiences. They want relevant, customized offers that are easily accessible on the device of their choice—which is increasingly mobile. But there is a gap in what they experience. And airlines are working hard to close it. Thanks to NDC and ONE Order, airlines are breaking out of the commoditization trap toward [...]

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August 10, 2019

Solid Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.0% compared to June 2018. This was up slightly from the 4.7% year-over-year growth recorded in May. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 3.3%, and load factor rose 1.4 percentage points to 84.4%, which was a record for the month of June.

“June continued the trend of solid passenger demand growth while the record load factor shows that airlines are maximizing efficiency. Amid continuing trade tensions between the US and China, and rising economic [...]

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August 7, 2019

Embry-Riddle selects the ultimate training aircraft, the Cessna Skyhawk

Textron Aviation Inc.,  announced a Memorandum of Understanding to supply Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Embry-Riddle has agreed to an initial purchase of at least 60 aircraft between 2019 and 2022, with options for additional units. Embry-Riddle and Textron Aviation held a signing ceremony yesterday during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

“Having a customer like Embry-Riddle commit to long-term selection of the Skyhawk as their preferred trainer of choice is a continued testament to its status as the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built,” said Ron [...]

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