Thursday, September 27, 2018

Airlines, airports increasingly investing in biometrics: IT study

Mumbai: Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority, said a study by a global IT solutions provider.

"Over the next three years, 77% of airports and 71% airlines are planning major programs or R&D in biometric ID management," said the SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights study.

But the aviation industry faces some challenges for the full adoption of biometrics for passenger identity checks. "More than one third of airlines cite integrating the tools and technologies at airports, and a lack of standards for processes and technologies for integrating checks, as the major challenges. For airports, the situation is similar, though 39% of them say meeting government and legislative requirements  is also a major challenge," it said.
27/09/18 Manju V/Times of India