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Hong Kong Airport's Midfield Concourse. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

A Look at Tech Hong Kong Airport Uses to Protect Passengers and Staff

Hong Kong International Airport has become the world's first airport to trial a full-body disinfection channel to protect passengers and staff from COVID-19. The facility, called CLeanTech, is an enclosed full-body disinfection facility that sanitizes travelers using the channel in 40 seconds, killing 99.9 percent of germs. Currently, CLeanTech is being designated for use by staff undertaking public health and quarantine duties at the airport in addition to those working with arriving passengers. [caption id="attachment_41004" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The CLeanTech channel disinfects…

Opinion: The Future of Aviation in Latin America Will be…

Latin America is still an uncharted territory when it comes to commercial aviation. While the region is growing steadily, the general consensus is that there is more space available for new companies and a whole lot of room for new routes, both domestic and international. However, the distances and demographical…

MIT Researchers Create Engine with No Moving Parts

It’s no secret that AvGeeks enjoy the roar of airplane engines. There’s nothing like sitting on a plane hurtling down the runway with the engines roaring with energy ready to lift the plane into the sky. The engines give an aircraft a feeling of power and strength. It’s comforting at times…

Leave Laptops and Liquids in Bags? American and TSA Unveil…

American Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled new screening technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8 on Tuesday, marking the start of a new partnership between American and the TSA to increase safety while also streamlining the security screening process. The centerpiece of the new partnership…

Airlines Beginning to Evaluate Blockchain Solutions

Blockchain technology, which allows cryptocurrency like Bitcoin to operate, has been taking the world by storm lately. Blockchain technology is a decentralized method of maintaining records, operated on a peer-to-peer network. Currently, most financial institutions use a centralized method, which is more vulnerable to being hacked, can be slower, and…

Star Alliance Looking to New Start-Ups for the Future

Airline alliance Star Alliance is partnering with the world’s largest start-up accelerator and innovation center. Plug and Play, a based in the iconic Silicon Valley, and the global airline alliances have agreed to a cooperative relationship. A start-up accelerator is the equivalent of a venture capitalist fund in which the…

EasyJet Launches Skill on Amazon Alexa

As of June 26, 2017, easyJet announced that it has launched a 'skill' on Amazon Alexa, becoming the first European airline to do so. A 'skill' is a program built in to Amazon Alexa that allows users to interact with the device using just their voice. “We are delighted to…

U.S. Airlines Look to Enhance Customer Experience Using Biometrics

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and New York-based JetBlue Airways have announced that they will start to test biometric boarding at selected airports in the U.S. The move comes in an effort to continue with industry trends to increase security while building on customer experience. At Washington-National Airport, Delta started to…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…