Fort Lauderdale private jet provider Monarch Air Group is exploring how technology is helping aviation as a whole to go above and beyond, in the same way that other industries have relied on technology to provide added value to end customers as well as a competitive advantage over other competitive industries.
Technologies applied in the aviation industry
A huge amount of technologies drive and enhance digital transformation, both in companies and organizations and in people’s daily lives. Blockchain, cloud, IoT, AI and cyber security. But what relationship do they have with the aviation sector?
Smart Airport is a concept that has been gaining momentum for years, using the latest technologies that allow efficient use of all kinds of resources, provide the best security for customers, passengers and employees, and maximize the experience of each of them, users and all involved.
For example, one of the energy leaders is Oslo Airport, the capital of Norway, which uses ecological materials with an architectural design that takes advantage of sunlight, carries out efficient waste management and offers energy solutions with low CO2 emissions that contribute to the overall durability. Norway, and Oslo in particular, are distinguished by their commitment to environmental care.
In terms of innovation, Beijing Daxing International Airport, one of the largest in the world, is at the forefront of the level of intelligence it has achieved through the implementation of new technological systems. Robots, 5G technology, facial recognition and real-time baggage tracking with a smartphone are just some of the innovations implemented at this airport.
How technology is changing aviation
One of the most notable changes coming up in the short to medium term is the end of control towers. This model is already being tested in the United Kingdom and Sweden, where this service is performed remotely, air traffic control of several airports can be managed in the same center, construction and maintenance costs are significantly reduced, as well as a fair and traceable distribution of workload between operators.
Airbus is another great example of digital transformation. The company uses artificial intelligence to better understand customers by analyzing past behavior to make predictions and recommendations; virtual reality to integrate digital models into production environments, reducing testing time from three weeks to three days; digital platforms to have real-time flight test information; monitoring more than 24,000 parameters to perform predictive maintenance; they also reorganized the entire supply chain, enabling them to locate component packages, including temperature, shock and vibration sensors, in real time.
How is private aviation maximizing the use of technology?
Companies such as Monarch Air Group, which has been enabling customers to pay for a flight using cryptocurrencies since 2017 and offers a sophisticated online quote system with thousands of active aircraft worldwide, has taken a step forward to provide its customers with a safe and reliable flying experience, from booking to landing.
The foregoing is the most important added value for a customer wishing to charter a private jet, looking for a specific aircraft for a precise route, on an exact day and time. The passenger wants the process to be digital, fast and without setbacks and to arrive fifteen minutes before their flight with a waiting plane a stone’s throw from the private jet terminal.
Other major technological advancements come from manufacturers, with first class advancements in private jets from operational capability, cost efficiency to the highest safety standards in the industry. Manufacturers like Gulfstream, Cessna and Dassault are raising the bar for the entire industry, making it more efficient, reliable, safe and, more recently, cleaner. All these companies are working hard to improve aerodynamic efficiency for a smaller carbon footprint, technology at its best.