On the Ground

Security & Facilitation // May 2016

TSA Administrator outlines collaborative strategy to help solve airport security checkpoint problems

TSA Administrator shares airport security improvement strategy

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger outlines how inspiration from European airports and closer collaboration with US airports will help drive improvements.


Baggage // May 2016

Robot bag drop being trialled at Geneva Airport’s T1

Robot bag drop being trialled at Geneva Airport’s Terminal 1

Thanks to “Leo”, bags are collected, checked in, transported and loaded onto the correct flight without ever having to enter the terminal building.


Initiatives // May 2016

Fraport turns to travellers to define next wave of innovation

Fraport turns to travellers to define next wave of innovation

Fraport has embraced the principle of “open innovation” with the launch of the Frankfurt Airport Innovation Challenge.


Security & Facilitation // May 2016

Passenger scanner being tested at Helsinki Airport’s security checkpoint

Passenger scanner being tested at Helsinki Airport’s security checkpoint

Finavia is trialling the new scanner as part of its efforts to expedite the security screening process while maintaining the highest levels of security.


Initiatives // May 2016

easyJet develops “smart shoe” prototype to help travellers navigate new cities

easyJet develops “smart shoe” to help travellers navigate new cities

easyJet has unveiled a prototype called “Sneakairs”, which could help travellers navigate new destinations with ease thanks to embedded technology.


Baggage // May 2016

easyJet’s ‘airport of the future’ vision becomes reality with opening of world’s largest self-service bag drop area at Gatwick

easyJet opens world’s largest self-service bag drop area at Gatwick

FTE spoke to easyJet’s Sophie Dekkers and Gatwick Airport’s Guy Stephenson about the passenger experience implications of the new bag drop zone in North Terminal.


Initiatives // May 2016

Lufthansa Innovation Hub teams up with Plug and Play in search for start-up partners

Lufthansa Innovation Hub teams up with Plug and Play

Lufthansa Innovation Hub has partnered with Plug and Play, as it steps up its search for start-ups that have the potential to improve the travel experience.

Up in the Air

IFE&C // May 2016

Europe’s airlines set to benefit from in-flight connectivity advancements

Europe’s airlines set to benefit from in-flight Wi-Fi advancements

BA, Lufthansa and Air France-KLM among European airlines set to benefit from the latest generation of onboard connectivity solutions.


IFE&C // May 2016

Flydubai rolling out in-flight Wi-Fi and live TV

Flydubai rolling out in-flight Wi-Fi and live TV

Deployment of GEE’s Airconnect system will allow passengers to access the internet and stream live TV on flydubai’s Boeing 737s.


Passenger Connectivity // May 2016

British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia to adopt Gogo’s 2Ku connectivity solution

BA, Aer Lingus and Iberia to adopt Gogo’s 2Ku connectivity solution

IAG has announced an investment in Gogo’s 2Ku technology to provide in-flight connectivity on long-haul British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia services.


Passenger Comfort // May 2016

‘Watershed moment’ for Bombardier as Delta signs up for CS100

‘Watershed moment’ for Bombardier as Delta signs up for CS100

Delta Air Lines has become the first US airline to place an order for Bombardier’s new C Series aircraft, signing up for up to 125 CS100s.


IFE&C // May 2016

Volotea partners with Immfly on BYOD entertainment platform

Volotea partners with Immfly on BYOD entertainment platform

Travellers flying with Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea will soon be able to access digital entertainment on their own devices on A319-operated services.


Passenger Connectivity // Apr 2016

Evaluating the in-flight connectivity landscape – Ka, Ku or both?

Evaluating the connectivity landscape – Ka, Ku or both?

FTE speaks to ViaSat, Inmarsat, GEE, Rockwell Collins, Gogo and Thales about the latest developments in the in-flight connectivity market.


Cabin Design // Apr 2016

Much-needed collaboration lays foundations for next-generation cabin design

Collaboration lays foundations for next-generation cabin design

Airbus, Zodiac Aerospace and the ZAL TechCenter highlight a shift in mindset and offer insight into the aircraft cabin of the future.

Initiatives

Initiatives // May 2016

Fraport turns to travellers to define next wave of innovation

Fraport turns to travellers to define next wave of innovation

Fraport has embraced the principle of “open innovation” with the launch of the Frankfurt Airport Innovation Challenge.

Initiatives // May 2016

easyJet develops “smart shoe” prototype to help travellers navigate new cities

easyJet develops “smart shoe” to help travellers navigate new cities

easyJet has unveiled a prototype called “Sneakairs”, which could help travellers navigate new destinations with ease thanks to embedded technology.

Initiatives // May 2016

Lufthansa Innovation Hub teams up with Plug and Play in search for start-up partners

Lufthansa Innovation Hub teams up with Plug and Play

Lufthansa Innovation Hub has partnered with Plug and Play, as it steps up its search for start-ups that have the potential to improve the travel experience.

Initiatives // May 2016

Architect concept images showcase Heathrow’s vision of hub airport of the future

Concepts showcase Heathrow’s vision of hub airport of the future

Pioneering new concept images from Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy provide a look into the future of Heathrow Airport.