The most innovative technologies in airports, and how they improve productivity
Airports are some of the most important parts of modern infrastructure, ensuring that passengers get all the way across the world in time for meetings, family reunions and important cultural events. This means an airport is always evolving, taking the next big step forward to embrace new technologies and benefit their passengers. This is where understanding new innovations is important. In this article, we discuss some of the most innovative technologies in airports, and the influences they have on airport processes and the final customer experience.
One of the primary issues that innovative systems in airports revolve is that of inefficient and slow baggage handling systems. Many airports have a baggage handling system developed over a significant length of time, in which different aspects of the system evolve at different times. This means that information desynchronises and crosses different systems of a range of eras. By focusing on using a holistic system that revolutionises the baggage methodology, you avoid the pitfalls of evolutionary transitions and keep a cohesive system. Data doesn’t fall through the gaps, and you work far more consistently.
Another innovation in the world of airport operations is the introduction of biometric systems. Check-in is one of the longest processes in an airport’s operations and places a significant strain on a passenger’s time. The introduction of more advanced biometrics is a potential route forwards for many companies. This means that customers use their physiology as a means of confirming who they are, through the use of systems such as retinal scanning or fingerprints. Introducing biometrics in an airport means more efficient check-in and quick movement of passengers through an airport.
Communications between the sky and the ground are important in an airport, making sure everyone gets to the ground safely and securely. However, handling passengers before and after their flight relies heavily on good communication across the terminal. This is where implementing a VoIP system is an important step forwards. VoIP systems improve the speed and efficiency of communications across entire airports. This means that staff are where they are meant to be at the right times, making the landing and baggage procedures as efficient as possible. Passengers get to their homes and hotels faster, and the airport works as efficiently as it can.
Weather forecasting and projections
Although weather forecasting and flight projections have more of an effect on the way that flights operate, they have a significant effect on ground operations at the same time. The main reason for this is that wind and storms throw out landing times and influence the arrival times of a range of aircraft. Using the most advanced and innovative weather systems means that ground crews know when planes arrive at the airport, keeping updated and locating themselves in the most efficient way possible to process late aircraft and get passengers reunited with their bags as quickly as possible.
If you’re interested in learning more about modern airport systems, get in touch with the Bayanat Engineering team. We offer expert help, advice and support regarding airport systems in Qatar and beyond.