China’s civil aviation lays out roadmap for intelligent development

China’s civil aviation industry will develop smarter with next-generation digital technologies, according to a roadmap released by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Solid progress in digital transformation should be made by 2025, with the effectiveness of security controls increasing by 30% compared to 2020, according to the roadmap.

More than 90% of airport journeys will have paperless services and baggage transfers between airports will be facilitated by 2025, he said.

By 2030, major advances will be made in smart applications. Domestic airports will fully support the whole process of facial recognition services, and some surrounding cities and towns will form a logistics distribution network of unmanned aircraft to improve logistics efficiency and reduce delivery costs in rural areas.

By the end of 2021, 66 airports nationwide were capable of providing facial recognition services, according to CAAC data.

A total of 234 airports were able to provide passengers with paperless travel by introducing electronic boarding and security checks, allowing passengers to travel with only their ID cards and eliminating the need for conventional paper boarding tickets .

By the end of 2021, 842 planes in China’s civil aviation fleet were capable of providing in-flight Wi-Fi services.

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