BUSINESS Development of smart airports in China takes wing

BUSINESS

Development of smart airports in China takes wing

Xinhua

20:53, October 30, 2020

XIAMEN, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) - China's civil aviation industry has seen progress in developing smart airports, according to a senior official of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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The country's civil aviation industry has been implementing a smart tech-driven development strategy over the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), Dong Zhiyi, deputy head of the CAAC, said.

Over the 2016-2020 period, industry-wide efforts have been made to develop smart airports, which highlight data sharing, effective coordination and intelligent operations, Dong said.

Dong made the remarks at the ongoing conference on China's civil airport development being held in east China's coastal city of Xiamen.

The CAAC has been focusing on developing safe, green, smart and passenger-friendly airports, with smart airports as the priority.

Over the 2016-2020 period, China's civil aviation industry initially set up big databases to sustain industry operations and put into use diversified new technologies at airports.

Industry players have been exploring ways of developing smart airports by injecting technologies in fields such as airport security management, flight management and operations control, Dong said. Enditem

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