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4G technology on cards for aircraft

4G technology on cards for aircraft | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
The next time you update Facebook or watch videos of cats on your smartphone it could be 30,000 feet in the air.
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Big growth seen for RFID in ME aviation sector

Big growth seen for RFID in ME aviation sector | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
The use of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) in the aviation industry in the Middle East region is expected to grow significantly in the next two years with an increasing number companies deploying this technology in their operations.
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Quiet revolution: bringing electric planes to market | In-depth | The Engineer

Quiet revolution: bringing electric planes to market | In-depth | The Engineer | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Airbus’s E-Fan could represent the first step on the path to an electric airliner.
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Virgin Atlantic Trials Low-Energy Bluetooth Beacon Technology at London Heathrow Airport

Virgin Atlantic Trials Low-Energy Bluetooth Beacon Technology at London Heathrow Airport | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic picks Heathrow as the first airport in the world to test Beacon technology for customer experience.
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Airbus selects Fujitsu RFID integrated label technology for management, traceability of aircraft parts

Airbus selects Fujitsu RFID integrated label technology for management, traceability of aircraft parts | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
TOKYO, 20 May 2014. Airbus S.A.S officials in France have named Fujitsu Limited in Tokyo as radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution provider for the Airbus RFID Integrated Labels project. During the manufacturing stage of all Airbus planes, major aircraft components will be individually marked with an RFID label to enable component tracking and accurate traceability. Airbus and its parts suppliers will be able to trace a component from manufacture to maintenance accurately, enhancing supply chain transparency and visibility of their aircraft parts. Thorough component management is critical in the aircraft industry, especially given that a single aircraft may contain several million separate components. Traceability is required for every process that the component is involved in over its several-decade life cycle, from design and manufacturing to servicing and disposal. Making this an even more complex challenge is the fact that the aircraft industry encompasses parts suppliers, airframe manufacturers, airlines, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), so the tracking process needs to cover multiple companies and even multiple countries, often resulting in excess parts in inventory. Ensuring that each of the numerous components is replaced with the correct article during maintenance is also a time-consuming task for technicians. While there is an urgent need in the airline industry to reduce costs in order to compete with other forms of transportation, there is also a need to ensure that component-tracking and maintenance is performed safely and securely. To enhance transparency and visibility in its parts supply chain, in 2009, Airbus began using RFID labels on components for its state-of-the-art mid-sized A350 XWB, and expanded their use to all Airbus planes in October 2012. In January 2013, the company decided to move forward on its
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Indra & Radixx International Will Collaborate in Offering Reservation and Travel Distribution Systems and Services to Airlines Throughout the World | Radixx

Indra & Radixx International Will Collaborate in Offering Reservation and Travel Distribution Systems and Services to Airlines Throughout the World | Radixx | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
  The alliance consists of commercialising the Radixx travel reservations solution (PSS: Passenger Services System) with Indra’s airline consultancy and IT development services The PSS solution easily integrates with different airline business models and it is currently implemented at more than 40 companies in a number of countries  Indra, the leading technology multinational in Spain [...]
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Virgin Atlantic brings Google Glass to the check-in desk | News | PC Pro

Virgin Atlantic brings Google Glass to the check-in desk | News | PC Pro | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Virgin Atlantic will use Google Glass headsets and Sony smart watches to check-in passengers
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Delta flight attendants to use phablet for in-flight customer service, manuals

Delta flight attendants to use phablet for in-flight customer service, manuals | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Delta Air Lines this autumn will equip more than 20,000 flight attendants with handheld Nokia Lumia 1520 phablets, which will serve as their on-board manual and in-flight sales device as well as a platform for future, more personalised in-flight customer service.
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United Airlines launches all-new mobile app for Android

United Airlines launches all-new mobile app for Android | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
United Airlines has launched its all-new mobile application for the Android platform, offering customers innovative new features, smoother functionality and an improved touch-friendly design that enables travellers to access information more quickly and easily. The new Android app, available at united.com/mobile, follows United’s redesign of the mobile app for the iOS7 platform, which the airline launched last year.
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easyJet keeps passengers switched on

easyJet keeps passengers switched on | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
easyJet has announced that from today, all passengers onboard will be allowed to use their personal electronic devices such as laptops, DVD players, tablets and mobile phones onboard in ‘Flight Mode’ throughout the whole flight including during take-off and landing. Up until now, passengers have had to turn their devices off for both periods during the flight, and the change comes after recent recommendations from the European Aviation Safety Agency for these restrictions to be relaxed.
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The TSA recently announced a new partnership with NCR to implement mobile solutions that enable agents to enhance security and expedite passenger identification

The TSA recently announced a new partnership with NCR to implement mobile solutions that enable agents to enhance security and expedite passenger identification | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
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UK airport launches Twitter-based flight update service for passengers

UK airport launches Twitter-based flight update service for passengers | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Leeds Bradford Airport is using the real-time capabilities of Twitter by proactively notifying passengers of flight and gate updates via direct messages.
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Brazil upgrades air traffic tech for the big double header

Brazil upgrades air traffic tech for the big double header | Innovation watch | Scoop.it

Brazil might just be the host of the decade, welcoming both the World Cup and the Summer Olympics. The country is upgrading air traffic tech to accomodate.

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A British Airline Wants To Use Drones To Repair Its Aeroplanes

A British Airline Wants To Use Drones To Repair Its Aeroplanes | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Best known for cheap fares and an overwhelming amount of day-glow orange decor, English budget airline easyJet announced its plans to integrate drone and augmented reality technology to inspect and troubleshoot its fleet of Airbus jets.
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Facial recognition program allows RCMP to identify alleged passport fraud

Facial recognition program allows RCMP to identify alleged passport fraud | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
According to the indictment filed at the Ottawa courthouse, Harbi Mohamoud Gabad is facing multiple criminal counts, including making fraudulent passport applications for organized-crime suspects from Quebec and British Columbia’s Lower Mainland
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Arabian Aerospace - Siemens introduces technology for faster baggage and cargo movability

Arabian Aerospace - Siemens introduces technology for faster baggage and cargo movability | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
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Airlines use new technology to eliminate turbulence

New technology that helps airline pilots avoid bumpy pockets of air could make your next flight safer and smoother.
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Networking the sky with new aircraft communication technology

Networking the sky with new aircraft communication technology | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Air transportation is expected to at least double by 2050. Coping with these needs and the resulting overcrowded sky requires top-notch communication technologies - but the sector is not quite ready yet. The SANDRA project set out to improve aircraft by means of a coherent digital architecture.
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Are smartphones preventing airports defining the passenger experience?

Are smartphones preventing airports defining the passenger experience? | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
FTE explores whether mobile technology has led to the passenger experience on the ground being defined by technology developers, not airports and airlines.
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British Airways launches My Flightpath to passengers

British Airways launches My Flightpath to passengers | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
British Airways has launched a new fun online tool called ‘My Flightpath’ which provides customers with their own personal travelogue. The new feature on ba.com, which is available for anyone who is a member of the British Airways Executive Club, displays a timeline of all their flights since they joined. It highlights the destinations and countries that customers have flown to most frequently and charts all the destinations they’ve flown to on a map.
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Gogo announces next gen in-flight internet technology - 2Ku

Gogo announces next gen in-flight internet technology - 2Ku | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces the next step in its technology roadmap for global connectivity - 2Ku.  Gogo expects this new technology to outperform other global connectivity solutions currently available in the market.  Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first to trial this advanced technology.
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Gogo brings Wi-Fi to Air Canada North American fleet

Gogo brings Wi-Fi to Air Canada North American fleet | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it plans on rolling out Wi-Fi on Air Canada’s entire North American fleet in May. The agreement also provides for future type-testing of Gogo satellite solutions for Wi-Fi on international flights. The international trials will take place in 2015.
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Sabre launches three new data-driven products

Sabre launches three new data-driven products | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Sabre, a global technology company serving the travel industry, today launched three data-driven travel solutions – Customer Experience Manager, Guest Connect Upsell and TripCase Corporate – to help travel companies design and offer a more personalised shopping and travel experience for travelers.
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airlinetrends.com » Best airline product and service innovations of 2013

airlinetrends.com » Best airline product and service innovations of 2013 | Innovation watch | Scoop.it
Our selection of the top 10 product and service innovations launched by airlines in the past year shows how airlines can come up with creative solutions based on the interplay between technological, social and economical changes, with the aim to improve the passenger experience, increase revenues and/or lower costs.
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Air France-KLM unveils new permanent bag tag and bag tracking device

Air France-KLM unveils new permanent bag tag and bag tracking device | Innovation watch | Scoop.it

Air France-KLM unveiled the eTag and eTrack – a permanent bag tag and a tracking device – which are designed to improve the baggage process for passengers.

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