October 11, 2018
From the 2nd to the 4th of October 2019 Lyngsoe Systems participated in the first Global Airport & Passenger Symposium in Athens held by IATA. The symposium gathered airline and airport executives and managers, government, authority representatives, technology and solution providers.
One of the main hot topics of the event was the expected growth rates, the industry is facing. As Ben Thompson from BBC asked the panel of airlines and airports: “Is it exciting news or just terrifying?”.
The aviation industry will experience a major pressure to improve operations across all stakeholders to be able to meet the expected growth. At the same time, it is faced with a record low unemployment rate, so it is hard to get qualified workers to support any remaining manual processes. The answer was clear: “Increased automation and continuously focus on working smarter with all the digital tools available to support it”.
Another take away from the event and the Global Passengers Survey presented by IATA was the increased requirements for digital services and real-time tracking of bags for passengers.
Our Business Unit Director Michael Vistisen had the opportunity to share his view about the future of baggage tracking as part of the speaker session “Making The Bag Digital”. Here the audience got insight into the business drivers for RFID implementations and why now is the time to move forward. Michaels presentation was followed by Brandon Woodruff from Delta Airlines, who shared details on their successful implementation of RFID for baggage.
Thank you to everyone, who took the time to come by our booth and discuss the future of baggage tracking and handling.
It was great to see the increased interest in RFID to support passengers tracking requirements and to address the upcoming capacity issues.
Watch the video with highlights from the event here