Delta Airlines Tech for Extreme Weather Operations, Parellel Reality And Exoskeletons

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That technology can come to aid operations of airlines and improving customer experience was again at demonstration at the CES show in Las Vegas. Delta Airlines announced two new measures which it is working on and which are likely to help in smooth operations and higher passenger satisfaction in times to come.

Extreme Weather Operations

The first of these measures is the use of simulation technology to find the way for airline operation even during the extreme weather conditions. It is notable that extreme weather conditions play havoc on airline operations in US year after year leading to cancellations, delays and rerouting of flights which together cause enormous loss to the airline, not to speak about the really bad experience for the passengers. The technology will work through multiple variables during extreme weather conditions to find the best possible way a flight can operate. The system will be using the operational data to test run different scenarios and define the outcomes in future assuming that there are 1000 airplanes in sky at any given time.

Parallel Reality

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This technology allows multiple passengers to view on a single screen their respective tailored journey related content simultaneously. This technology will assist multiple flyers to find their ways, directions to departure gates and other locations as per their respective requirements. The tech is being tested in partnership with Misapplied Sciences at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, at Concourse A of McNamara Terminal of the airport.

The passengers who want to make use of this tech will be required to scan their boarding pass and select language.

Exoskeletons

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What would you say for a person who lifts 200 pounds of weight again and again for about 8 hours? You might call him a super human. Well, consider calling it an Exoskeleton. Delta Airline is introducing this technology of wearable robotic suites which can lift up to 200 pounds of weight repeatedly for 8 hours. These suites will be powered by battery and are designed to help the freight handlers enormously. Sarcos Robotics has partnered with Delta for testing this technology.


AA to Test Google Assistant Interpreter Mode for Multilingual Support

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International Airports are truly cosmopolitan places because there can be hundreds of nationalities present at a single time and these might be speaking hundreds of languages as well. For this reason, airlines do make it a point to have multi-lingual airport assistants who can assist with translation of some of the most common languages. What if these assistance are not available and English is not the best medium to communicate? Well, that will be a harrowing experience for the passengers. This linguistic barrier is expected to be broken soon as a pilot project is being undertaken by American Airlines wherein it will seek the Google Assistant technology support in its Interpreter mode for doing translations.

To begin with this tech is being used at the Los Angeles International airport Admirals Club lounge of the airline. Using this technology, it is possible to translate about 29 different languages. This technology can also be used by the airlines at their information desks which will help in clear understanding of what customer is saying and also in providing clear guidance and correct answers. The benefit is obviously in terms of reduced confusion, improvement in airport dynamics and operations, superior customer experience and higher customer satisfaction.

American Airlines had earlier introduced some initiatives aimed at making the check-in process simpler. These were the online virtual 3D aircraft tours and redesigned kiosks. Biometric boarding is another area where the US airline companies are investing heavily and AA is no exception. This will help in clear identification of the passengers for the purpose of boarding the planes.


First American Airline to Be Emissions Free on US Domestic Sector Routes

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Guess the airline which will be the first to be emissions free on domestic routes in USA?

This is the JetBlue airline. The airlines has announced that it will be a carbon emissions free airline by beginning of July as it will be able to offset all its emissions. Please do note that the airline industry is one of the largest contributors of carbon emissions which lead to global warming. The industry has taken this work of reducing the emissions seriously by a slew of measures. Now, the airline can not reduce the emissions beyond a point, the companies work out other ways to offset the balance. These include contributing to forest conservation, capturing and reusing methane and other ways.

In specific reference to JetBlue, the carrier has announced that all flights from San Francisco International Airport will be flying on sustainable fuel which has 80 percent less carbon footprint that the fossil fuels which airline normally use. This is a direct way of reducing the carbon emissions.

However, the airline goes beyond it to invest in carbon offsets. This is called buying the offsets. These measures include donating to projects of environmental conservation, reducing, capturing and using methane gas from landfill sites, expanding use of solar and other non-renewable energy sources wherever this is feasible.

For the international routes as well, the airline is planning to have a concrete plan in place for becoming a zero emissions airliner.


United Airlines New Routes from California

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There is a good news for flyers of United Airlines from California. The airline has started new routes from California.

The airline is returning to operate flights from Santa Maria which it stopped in 2016. Prior to 2016, it has been operating flights from SMX airport of Santa Maria since 1987.

Santa Maria to Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco will be the three route getting operational from June 4, 2020. These will be serviced by 50-seater Bombardier CRJ200 airplanes.

Besides, the airline will also be serving the Milwaukee to San Francisco route beginning June 4, 2020.

The airline is also going to introduce a shuttle like service between Newark and Reagan National Airport of Washington (DCA).

On the international sectors, the airline is planning four new flights to Tokyo Haneda (HND) airport.

It shall be noted that the airline is growing rapidly which will required a growth in capacity of about 4-6% on annual basis. In this expansion plan, the airline is paying good attention to its Denver hub. It has already sought increasing the number of gates at the airport for its flights.