Aviation Industry Technology Trends for 2021 

Aviation Industry Technology Trends for 2021  By Shahbaz Ahmed - October 31, 2021
Industry Technology

Industry Technology

Technology trends are revolutionizing most industries in a way that has helped various industries survive the aftermaths of the COVID-19 pandemic that have negatively affected economy all over the world. 

One of the major positive impacts of technology is how the aviation and the airline industry is improving a great deal in 2021 and years to come.

Surely, 2020 was one of the worst years for the aviation and airline industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Delightfully and thanks to a number of technology trends, this year 2021 marks a huge improvement in the way to revive the aviation and airline industry. 

The airline industry has taken various steps to get back to life. Some lessons have been learned; some technology trends are being focused on to ensure passengers' and employees' safety in a world suffering from a pandemic. 

Some considerable steps are taken by a number of airlines worldwide with regard to how to streamline airport and airlines operations with sustainability, technology and training in the aim of boosting the aviation and airline industry growth on various levels.


Sustainability in the Aviation and Airline Industry 

Technology Trends in 2021: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Cloud Migration Technology 

If 2020 was the year of flight booking cancellations and borders closure, the good news is that it marks an outset of some technology trends being deployed in the aviation and airline industry. 

Airports and airlines are exerting a lot of efforts to regain passengers' and employees' trust. Some measures are being taken to keep a traveler's flying experience safe. 

2021 marks a turning point in digitization in the aviation and airline industry. In order to regain the confidence of airline employees and passengers, the acceleration of digitization is a necessity, and this requires deploying some technology trends related to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and Cloud Migration technology. 

A wide range of contactless processes are becoming the trend. Some examples of such contactless technology trends are payment by phone, facial recognition and touchless washroom doors. And those processes are going further thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). 

It is a matter of fact that the entire airports in some parts of the globe are turning into data-collecting environments that provide real-time safety information such as thermal scanning, crowd management and social distancing notifications and cleaning notifications to alert on cleanliness issues.

Consequently, predictions and recommendations provided by Machine Learning (ML) algorithms enable adaptability and improvement in matters related to health and safety precautions and processes in the aviation and airline industry. 

It is worth mentioning that technology trends are also notable in management software. 

Cloud Migration technology

Cloud Migration technology is a key technology trend that has become essential to ensure continuous and unified visibility of operations and processes in terms of management as well as data reliability. 

In addition, such a technology trend of cloud-based platforms provides maximum protection and privacy of data which makes such a technology innovation a reliable resource. 

Internet of Things (IoT) 

Coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT) is a major technology trend that is responsible for a network of data-producing devices and assets that converse and increase efficiency across services and facilities provided at the airport. Some examples of the Internet of Things (IoT) being deployed at airport touchpoints are robots, autonomous vehicles, virtual agents and the list goes on. 

Training: A Challenge Being Addressed 

As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and cloud mitigation are taking over in the aviation and airline industry, training is surely key to efficiency in the upcoming years. 

Indeed, the implementation of these technology trends cannot have the desired positive impact without perfect employees' awareness through training. 

Engaging airline employees is crucial to ensure their capability of utilizing various emerging technology trends in the aviation and airline industry, and eventually providing great customer traveling experience. 

Upskilling through training offered to airline employees is mandatory to make this digital transformation a success. 

To put the long story short, the implementation of various emerging technology trends assumes that all employees are trained on the new processes and understand its issues and purpose. 

For that reason, training is mandatory in this respect. Not all employees have got the same background and it is important to take into account that what seems clear and easy to utilize to some employees is not to others. In this sense, training shall help a great deal to put all those who are involved in the aviation and airline industry on an equal basis and ensure that all have sufficient knowledge to be able to utilize various technology trends efficiently. 

Digitization Is a Major Way Out    

The aviation and airline industry is still challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some major efforts are being exerted in terms of technology deployment, training and sustainability in an attempt to take the aviation and airline industry to a whole new level towards an optimistic future. 

It is worth mentioning that the COVID-19 pandemic marks an opportunity to rethink and refresh the aviation and airline industry that had been lagging behind for years in terms of digitization. 

Above all, the accelerated adoption of some technology trends is the key for a more successful recovery with regard to the aviation and airline industry. 

In a nutshell, the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for the aviation and airline industry towards a more sustainable approach based on some emerging technology trends that are positively revolutionizing the industry.

It is worth mentioning that some emerging technology trends are reshaping the aviation and airline industry in 2021 and years to come. The airline industry outlook in 2021 is aiming at offering travel experiences that are more personalized and technologically enhanced.

Willing to travel safely and at ease to numerous parts of the world, Saudia, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and have got some safety procedures and processes thanks to deploying some technology trends so as to make life easy for you and guarantee a safe flight that is COVID-19 free.

By Shahbaz Ahmed - October 31, 2021
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