Movers and shakers: tracking the world’s busiest airports

Airports Council International recently unveiled its preliminary world airport traffic rankings, highlighting 2017’s busiest airports worldwide. So where are they, and what does this tell us about global air travel? Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport remained the busiest airport in the world for the twentieth consecutive year in 2017. Credit: Wiki/ formulanone. Preliminary world airport traffic…

[Thailand] THAI seals deal with Airbus for hi-tech maintenance centre at U-Tapao airport

A perspective of MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) facility to be co-developed by Airbus and Thai Airways International at U-Tapao International Airport. AIRBUS and Thai Airways International (THAI) have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture maintenance and overhaul (MRO) facility at U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong province. The accord was signed on…

[India] PM Modi’s DigiYatra scheme: Varanasi airport to become first with facial recognition security system

The automated smart facial recognition system has been developed under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s DigiYatra scheme. Interestingly, under the programme, to avail this facility two other airports other than Varanasi airport have been selected, namely Visakhapatnam airport and Kolkata airport. Soon, the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh will become the first…

[South Korea] Incheon Airport to pilot non-contact fingerprint recognition system for airport staff security

The new system accurately captures biometric information from a person’s fingers by means of a 3D image via motion detection. As part of ongoing efforts to improve airport security hardware,  Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) has announced, in a press release dated last month, upgrades to the existing biometric security systems for employees. The recent upgrade features…