The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation industry is changing airport security screening. Recent guidelines issued by ACI and ICAO outline the need for airports to include health and thermal screening into their operations and overall next-generation digital strategy. An interview with Richard van Wijk, Global Aviation Practice Lead, Nokia. By Ross Falconer
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger processes throughout the airport are being transformed to ensure social distancing, reduce face-to-face interaction, and minimise people/surface contacts. An interview with Prof. Zhiqiang Chen from Tsinghua University, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, NUCTECH. By Ross Falconer
Václav Havel Airport Prague has launched operations of one of the most modern and technically advanced cyber security workplaces in the Czech Republic. The new Cyber Security Operational Centre is designed to strengthen protection of strategic infrastructure against cyberattacks, and to prevent the misuse of airport information systems.
AGS Airports Ltd has become the first UK airport group to trial a new Oxo-Biodegradable 100ml security bag. The new sustainable bags will now be available free of charge to passengers in the security areas at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, removing more than two million single-use plastic bags each year.
Gatwick is the first UK airport to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate – protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including COVID-19, and other infections on this high-touch surface area.