airport biometrics

SITA: Air Travel’s Record IT Spend Leads to Better Passenger Experiences

SITA: Air Travel’s Record IT Spend Leads to Better Passenger Experiences

Passengers are reaping the benefits of the air travel industry’s record spending on IT. At least, that’s the conclusion SITA has drawn from its 2019 Air Transit IT Insights report, which found that airlines and airports spent $50 billion on IT in 2018. Much of that money went towards technology to streamline the passenger experience,…

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR Comes to Houston Airport

CLEAR‘s eponymous biometric passenger processing solution has arrived at yet another airport, thanks to a collaboration with United Airlines. Expedited screening lanes are now open at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The lanes are in operation in terminals B and C of the airport, with plans to extend CLEAR to terminal C in…

New NEXUS Kiosks Bring Face Recognition to Canadian Airports

New NEXUS Kiosks Bring Face Recognition to Canadian Airports

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be swapping iris recognition for facial recognition in its NEXUS kiosks. The new kiosks will first be deployed at Vancouver International Airport before making their way to other major airports across the country. “This initiative aligns the NEXUS program with international trends on…

News Roundup: FindBiometrics’ Most Popular Articles

News Roundup: FindBiometrics’ Most Popular Articles

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular articles once again offers a varied assortment of topics, sectors, and technologies. First up is IDEX Biometrics’ news that it is preparing to fulfill a multi-year, multimillion-dollar order of its dual-interface fingerprint sensor technology. The company has been strongly focused on the emerging area of biometric payment cards…

SITA Extends Contract for Ghanaian Airport

SITA Extends Contract for Ghanaian Airport

SITA has won a contract to expand its services at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. The company’s new contract with Ghana Airports Company Limited will see SITA managing all airport passenger processing and baggage management in Terminal 3 over the next five years. SITA already began deploying its systems to the airport a year ago,…

IATA Calls for Biometric Passenger Boarding

IATA Calls for Biometric Passenger Boarding

Alexandre de Juniac is encouraging the airline industry to leverage modern technology to improve the passenger experience. The Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) placed a strong emphasis on biometric identification and baggage tracking, and One ID and RFID systems in particular.   Speaking at the Global Airport and Passenger…

Thales CEO Explores the Airport of the Future

Thales CEO Explores the Airport of the Future

Thales Group Chairman and CEO Patrice Caine has given readers a glimpse of the future in a recent LinkedIn blog post, walking them through an average plane trip in 2030. In doing so, he highlights the growing significance of biometric boarding, which allows passengers to check in and board the plane with only a facial…

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

At the end of each week, FindBiometrics has been rounding up the site’s most popular posts, and reviewing them for anyone who might have missed the big news. The collection this week spans across a range of topics, from corporate restructuring to national ID to FinTech; but if there’s any trend to be found in…

Acuity Delivers Updated ABC eGate and APC Kiosk Data

Acuity Delivers Updated ABC eGate and APC Kiosk Data

“The market research firm has been ahead of the curve in assessing the booming airport and border biometrics markets with previous reports and analysis.” Acuity Market Intelligence has published new updates to its Automated Border Control (ABC) eGate and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosk Deployment Lists. The market research firm has been ahead of the…

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Biometrics News – Airport Biometrics Smiths Detection is demoing a new biometric security solution at this week’s Inter Airport Europe event in Germany. The system is designed specifically to assess risk at security checkpoints and make the baggage screening process more efficient. To that end, the solution combines a Smiths Detection CT Scanner with the…

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

AENA is looking to make its airport operations more efficient with the help of Atos. The two companies have signed a three-year contract worth just under €12 million (€11.8 million, to be precise), with an option to extend for another two years if everything goes well. AENA currently operates 46 airports and 2 heliports in…

Vision-Box Renews SmartGate Partnership with Australian Government

Vision-Box Renews SmartGate Partnership with Australian Government

Vision-Box has extended its partnership with the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA), reaching an agreement that will allow the SmartGate Departure Program to continue through 2026. The two organizations first began working together in 2015, when Vision-Box provided DHA with biometric SmartGates to improve the flow of traffic through Australia’s airports. The scope of…

IDEMIA ‘Deepening Investment’ in Biometric Tech for Pacific Airport/Border Control Market

IDEMIA ‘Deepening Investment’ in Biometric Tech for Pacific Airport/Border Control Market

IDEMIA is intensifying its efforts to target the APAC and Australian markets for biometric airport and border control solutions, the company has announced. In a statement, IDEMIA did not put attach a monetary figure to its enhanced efforts, but indicated that it “is expanding its investment in its people in Canberra and Sydney.” The company…

Emirates Gets Clearance for Biometric Boarding on Dubai-to-America Flights

Emirates Gets Clearance for Biometric Boarding on Dubai-to-America Flights

Earlier this year, Emirates Airlines enabled biometric boarding for passengers going to Dubai from Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles. Now the airline is doing the same for people headed in the other direction. Emirates has officially become the first airline outside of the US to receive Customs and Border Protection (CBP) permission to provide…

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Mobile and Government Biometrics: This Week’s Top Stories

Sometimes, FindBiometrics’ most popular articles in a given week will go in all kinds of directions in terms of topic and theme, and sometimes a week will be dominated by one modality, sector, or major event. But in this week’s roundup, there’s a bit of a thematic odd couple – mobile biometrics and government biometrics.…

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

When it comes to the government biometrics market, one growth area that’s impossible to ignore right now is biometric border control. It is simply exploding around the world, partly as a result of many governments’ increased focus on border security, and partly because of advancements in biometric technologies like facial recognition. Face-Scanning Achieves Liftoff In…

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

Gatwick Airport Expands Biometric Boarding Program

The UK’s Gatwick Airport is planning to make biometric boarding permanent following a successful trial with EasyJet. A second self-boarding trial will begin in the next six months, with the technology to then be installed at eight departure gates when the North Terminal’s Pier 6 expansion opens in 2022. The new gates will use facial…

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometric SelfPass e-Gates at Las Vegas Airport

Collins Aerospace Deploys Biometric SelfPass e-Gates at Las Vegas Airport

Collins Aerospace’s SelfPass biometric boarding gates will soon be available to all international passengers at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. The SelfPass gates use facial recognition technology to verify the identities of travelers, bringing up their flight information and allowing them to board the plane with only a facial recognition scan. “SelfPass takes less than…

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