With the number of air travelers around the world expected to double to more than 7 billion by 2035, according to IATA, the air transport industry is ramping up awareness on the critical need for airspace modernization.
FAA has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with Liteye Systems to evaluate technology developed by a trio of UK companies to identify and disable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” operating near airports.
Travel technology provider SITA is exploring the use of blockchain technology as a platform for generating secure single travel “tokens” that could potentially streamline a passenger’s progress through all airport processes involving the scanning of personal documentation.
Airbus secured net orders for 731 aircraft in 2016, while deliveries were up 8% at 688 aircraft, exceeding its full-year target. By comparison, Boeing logged net orders for 668 aircraft and delivered 728....More