Aviation recovery after the pandemic

Aviation recovery after the pandemic

The pandemic has taken its toll on many industries across the globe, but no industry has suffered quite as much as aviation. With borders closed, holidays cancelled and countries falling into lockdowns, the aviation industry has seen a sharp decline in business, with many large airlines having to close for good.


Now, the world is slowly emerging out of lockdown and travel is beginning to take place once again. To accommodate travel after the pandemic, the industry will have to make some changes, specifically towards health and safety measures, so that things can slowly get back to normal once again. This article will guide you through aviation recovery after the pandemic and the changes that you may notice when you fly once again.


Human body temperature scanners


One major symptom of COVID-19 is a high temperature (38°C or above), which is caused by the body fighting off infection or disease. To prevent the virus from being transmitted between countries via travel, human body temperature scanners are being introduced into airports across the country. These scanners can accurately measure a person’s body temperature in a matter of seconds and alert the individual if their temperature is too high.


If a person’s body temperature is not ‘normal’, they will not be allowed into the airport and will have to get tested for COVID-19. These scanners are a great way to quickly wipe out any risk of bringing COVID into an airport and work to stop the spread of the pandemic.

People counting systems and flow management


To ensure that social distancing measures can be followed, airports and planes must limit the number of people who are allowed in a building at one time. Counting each person who enters and exits a building manually is virtually impossible and will result in errors. Thankfully, innovative engineering solutions allow for accurate, AI-powered, people counting systems that can automatically keep track of the number of people who enter and exit a building in real-time.


People counting systems also contribute towards flow management, which is essential for keeping an airport crowd-free and COVID-safe. A good crowd flow will limit airport queues and minimise the amount of time that customers are stood close to one another.


Information display systems


As you make your way through an airport after COVID-19, you may notice an increased number of informational displays. These displays will usually show information regarding safety protocol and pandemic recovery. All passengers and staff must follow the guidance given by the displays to minimise the risk of transmitting COVID-19.


The information display systems that are being used in the aviation industry are sourced from accurate data and will regularly update themselves to keep in line with government guidance, as well as the airport’s own COVID-19 status. As you wait in the airport, keep an eye out for changes in information regarding COVID-19 and follow any guidance that is given.


The above are just a few examples of how the aviation industry is slowly recovering after the pandemic. To learn more about the engineering solutions that we offer, check out our website for more information.