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PODCAST 16: Region's airports set to shake off the gloom

Ali Tounsi the head of Airports Council International across Africa joins this week's action-packed programme from the team at Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace.

Ali talks to Anuradha Deenapanray about the challenges facing Africa’s airports as many begin flying internationally again this week.

Airports are also utilising more in the way of biometric technologies for the restart and technology editor Steve Nichols hears from Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision Box, the specialist in seamless biometrics travel, automated border management, and electronic identity management.
 
The company recently published key findings from an industry survey of the world’s top airports, airlines, and government agencies finding that 63% of organisations in the aviation, airline sector and government agencies seek to implement biometric technologies at airports for contactless travel.
 
Josef Kutschi, managing director of Frequentis, who featured in this week’s Insight programme on air traffic management explains how remote towers would benefit the opening up of Saudi Arabia’s domestic airport network.
 
We also hear how Saudi is to get a major new defence event with the launch of the World Defense Show in Riyadh in 2022.
 
Finally, the threat of cyber crime is on the rise with private charter flights the target. Dave Edwards CEO of the Air Charter Association outlines the problems to Alan Peaford.
 
This, plus all the news from across the region, from postponements to the UAE’s space ambitions to a third Kenyan aircraft crash in Somalia in as many months.
 
 
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