IATA unveils plans for an airport security system intended to sharply reduce check-in time. The International Air Transport Association says the new system would feature iris scanners to match a passenger's eye to a passport and information chips inside passports to identify passengers who might pose a security risk. Travelers would pass through one of three 20-foot tunnels and be subject to different degrees of searches depending on the level of security risk. The system should be in place within five years; www.iata.org.
Online Human Factors
Florida Institute of Technology’s College of Aeronautics will offer a new Master of Science online program in human factors in aeronautics starting fall 2011. Human factors refers to the field of study that identifies the principles of human and machine interaction, which are applied to the design and operation of complex systems. The field is an applied science that relates to real-world events as well as rigorous research rooted in cognitive, physiological and engineering theory; www.fit.edu/apply.
Beginning in 2012, Cessna Aircraft Company will offer Aircell’s Aviator 300 system as an option on new Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X business aircraft.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, the world's leading provider of inflight connectivity, today announced that the company's air-to-ground high-speed Internet service for the business...
With intuitive, menu-driven features, the Aircell Smartphone allows passengers to place and receive voice calls aboard business aircraft as easily and conveniently as they do with mobile phones on the...
In his new position, Geist will be responsible for all aspects of Aircell global business aviation sales, marketing, customer service and technical support.