Etihad Airways has partnered with data expertise firm SITA to trial using facial biometrics with a purpose to verify in cabin crew on the airline’s crew briefing centre at Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport.
The trial will use facial recognition expertise to establish and authenticate crew members, permitting them to finish check-in procedures and obligatory pre-flight security and safety questions digitally through their very own cellular units.
The brand new initiative will exchange the present kiosk-based check-in course of which requires crew to make use of their workers identification playing cards as a type of authentication.
Sulaiman Yaqoobi, vp flight operations, Etihad Aviation Group, stated: “Etihad is consistently looking out for progressive options and new applied sciences that can drive enhancements within the airline’s operations and improve the expertise for company and staff.
“Etihad is worked up to companion with SITA to discover the potential that facial biometric companies have for the aviation business.
“By integrating contactless expertise, biometric companies will improve effectivity whereas concurrently cementing our dedication to decreasing the unfold of Covid-19 by limiting bodily contact factors and maximising social distancing measures.”
As a part of the airline’s digitalisation technique, facial biometric expertise is anticipated to enhance operational effectivity by dashing up the prevailing check-in course of and automating crew time and attendance administration and entry controls.
Cabin crew will even expertise a seamless and contactless check-in expertise.
The trial will proceed till February 2021 and can present the airline with invaluable information to discover future exploration of biometric expertise to be used in visitor operations, reminiscent of check-in and boarding.