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Strengthening Cooperation on Standards for Intermodal Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Union of Railways (UIC), to strengthen their cooperation in standard setting and interoperability initiatives, with a focus on data exchange standards supporting intermodal travel.

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Next Generation Airport Management

Airport operations today are extremely challenging and as the aviation traffic increases without showing any sign of slowing down, airports are under pressure to improve operations and meet the passengers’ demands for better services. Therefore, it’s important for airport operators to find ways to achieve operational excellence and optimize passenger flow without compromising security and comfort.

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IATA Requests Global Suspension of Slot Rules Due to Coronavirus

Around 43% of all passengers depart from over 200 slot coordinated airports worldwide. At present, the rules for slot allocation mean that airlines must operate at least 80% of their allocated slots under normal circumstances. Failure to comply with this means the airline loses its right to the slot the next equivalent season. In exceptional circumstances, regulators can relax this requirement. The COVID-19 crisis has had a severe impact on air traffic.

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Robotics Process Automation

It is not that long ago, we just have shifted from room-sized computers to smart devices and powerful computers that can fit in the palm of our hands. We are in the digital revolution era, in which technology is accelerating at exponential speed and today robotic process automation (RPA) is one of those revolutionary technologies.

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