Mobile Boarding Passes. American Airlines, in partnership with TSA, has expanded its mobile boarding capabilities to Las Vegas McCarran International, Minneapolis-St. Paul International, and Hartsfieldjackson Atlanta International. American Airline customers who checkin atAA.com can choose to receive an electronic boarding pass via email, in the form of a 2D barcode.
T E C H BYTES BAGGAGE TECHNOLOGY paper boarding passes, it also speeds type, elevation, noise level, and wheth- airport use; www.lochard.com • Quick Drop-Off. Air Canada up the security check-in process, says er the aircraft is arriving or departing. • Internet Airshows. LiveAirShowTV has implemented a check-in and bag- a company press release. American Anyone with Internet access can replay has announced its first Internet broad- gage drop-off process for its customers Airlines implemented paperless board- historical flight activity and, if they wish, cast of an air show, the Barksdale Air departing London Heathrow Airport by ing capabilities at Chicago O’Hare, LAX, register a comment or concern about a Show. The company worked in con- using technology that combines kiosk and John Wayne Orange County Airport particular flight; www.yvr.ca junction with public affairs personnel check-in and self-tagging options with last year; www.aa.com • Flight Activity Reporting. Lochard and local television professionals; www. baggage drop-off at designated coun- has launched FlightOps, a web-based liveairshowtv.com ters. Currently available at Air Canada’s ENVIRONMENT application developed to help users track Toronto and Vancouver hubs, the sys- • Energy Efficiency. Optimum and record detailed aircraft operations tem allows passengers to drop off bags Energy has announced the successful for airport master planning, billing, main- in less than 30 minutes, the company implementation of its heating , ventilat- tenance, and marketing; and to manage Compiled by says. Using Brock Solutions’ SmartDrop ing, and air conditioning (HVAC) opti- the impact by responding to the commu- assistant editor software, the drop-off process is a secure mization software at the Mineta San Jose nity, according to the company. Aircraft Brad McAllister; transaction involving scanning the pas- International Airport (SJC). In the first flight tracks are overlaid and replayed on reach him at Brad. senger’s boarding pass and each bag tag; five months of operation, SJC has saved simplified street and satellite maps, while McAllister@ www.brocksolutions.com more than 235,000 kWh of electricity and all aircraft operations data are batched cygnuspub.com. • World’s Smallest Kiosks. SITA, more than $35,000 in operating expens- and reported on a daily and monthly specialist in air transport communica- es, a 47 percent reduction, according to basis to help track and report growth and tion and IT solutions, has launched the company; www.optimumenergy- the world’s smallest full-function check- hvac.com in kiosk called the AirportConnect S3 Kiosk. The 64-kg kiosk has the smallest SECURITY carbon footprint in the industry with a • Checkpoint System. Reveal Imaging printer that can issue up to 5,300 board- Technologies, developer of threat detec- ing passes from a single roll, as well as ti
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