Air travel is becoming increasingly complex, with more and more security issues, great technological advances, construction of the airports. These are technologies and trends that will shape the aviation industry over the next 12 months and beyond.
The use of artificial intelligence will be on the rise. Airports and airlines have utilized the use of artificial intelligence, and this is a trend that will definitely continue to grow. We will see more and more usage of biometric data and artificial intelligence to enhance passenger processes and ease resource requests for airlines by allowing passengers to locate their way to their seats without any human association aside from a safety control. In-seat immigration, biometric payment, and choosing entertainment options based on personal preference are the benefits that will enable by biometric data.
Emirates has launched trials of what it calls the “world’s first biometric path” at Dubai International Airport, while LATAM Airlines is laying claim to be the first airline group in South America to use facial recognition biometrics for its boarding process, at Uruguay’s Carrasco International Airport.
Robots and robotic vehicles are becoming more and more common at many airports. Thanks to machine learning, many of these robots have the ability to learn and develop their understanding, so they can afford more relevant information to travelers and further operational advantages to airports and airlines.
Every day, the number of passengers using air transport is increasing. Simultaneously, there has been a constant rise in the need for new aircraft by the airlines to satisfy this increasing demand. This also entails the issue of infrastructure. More new airports will be required, as well as capacity building of existing ones.
It is expected that we will see further stabilization of airlines in both Europe and North America in the next few years. “One of the biggest trends we’ll see in 2019 is continued investment in airport infrastructure projects, without adding to the tax burden placed on the traveling public,” said Alison McAfee, managing director of communications for Airlines for America, “Airlines have been actively collaborating with their airport partners on widespread infrastructure investment“.
Environmental protection is a topic that will be increasingly popular in the coming years. With high standards to limit noise and air pollution, airports will increasingly focus on generating energy from renewable sources and improving energy management solutions. „Green airports“ will increasingly become the standard of business.
Of course, in the rapidly developing and changing sector, it’s difficult to predict which surprises are expecting all of us. Follow our news to keep up with all the latest info from the aviation world.