Swinerton’s National Aviation Lead Carrie Shaeffer Looks to the Future of Aviation
Swinerton’s National Aviation Lead Carrie Shaeffer highlights how the industry is lining itself up for success by embracing the needs of today and tomorrow.
Carrie Shaeffer, Swinerton National Aviation Lead, has been discussing the current trends in airport technology and baggage handling systems. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need for increased efficiency in baggage handling, airports are facing unique challenges.
One of the major trends Shaeffer is seeing is the adoption of more automation and technology in baggage handling systems. This includes the use of robots to sort and transport baggage, as well as the implementation of advanced tracking systems to improve efficiency and reduce lost baggage.
Airports are investing in more advanced security screening technologies, such as computed tomography (CT) scanners, to improve security and reduce wait times for passengers. These technologies offer more accurate and detailed scans of baggage, which reduces the need for manual inspections and can speed up the screening process.
Another trend Shaeffer is seeing is the increased use of biometric technology for passenger screening and boarding. This technology allows passengers to quickly and easily authenticate their identity using facial recognition or other biometric data, reducing wait times and improving security.
Beyond technology, Shaeffer is also seeing a trend towards more sustainable and eco-friendly airport design and construction. This includes the use of renewable energy sources and the implementation of green building practices to reduce energy consumption and waste.
The trends in airport technology and baggage handling are focused on improving efficiency, reducing wait times, and enhancing the passenger experience. With the expertise and experience of Swinerton in airport construction and renovation, they are well-positioned to help airports adapt to these trends and implement the latest technologies and practices to meet the changing needs of the industry.