A Contactless Airport Journey?

With COVID-19 continuing to influence where, how, and when we fly, airports and airlines alike are scrambling for ways to make travel safer. Airliner World’s Gordon Smith spoke with Tony Chapman from Collins Aerospace to find out more about the firm’s vision for travel in a post-pandemic world

Tony Chapman has worked in the aviation technology sector for more than 30 years.

There are few places as exciting as an airport. Whether we’re travelling for work or leisure, if the destination is near or far, there is a special buzz and sense of anticipation which is seldom found elsewhere. In recent months, however, as the list of departures has dried up – so too has passenger confidence. The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally reset what were previously considered established norms. While safety has always been paramount in the aviation sector, the parameters we use when assessing what is and isn’t ‘safe’ have changed radically since the start of the year.

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