Beijing, 12 January 2022 (TDI): China’s civil aviation industry continues to become smarter as it adopts new-generation digital technologies. Besides, it improved management modes into the sector.

Throughout 2021 significant progress was made by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to upgrade and improve aircraft inflight security and airport management.

In this line, the CAAC is committed to making China’s air travel, air logistics, and customs technologically advanced. This is by continued investments in newer technology.

That is why, 66 airports across China are capable of providing facial recognition services, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Furthermore, over 234 airports have allowed their passengers to go paperless by offering e-boarding and e-security checks. This enables passengers to only travel with their I.D. cards.

Along these lines, the advent of digital technology greatly increases security, efficiency and pushes continued growth and development. Especially if the Civil Aviation Administration of China seeks to improve the supervision of civil aviation and related incidents.

Therefore, by the end of 2021, 842 aircraft in China were capable of providing inflight Wi-Fi. Additionally, the country introduced an “easy security check”. This mechanism allows for more efficient security checks at major airports with a throughput of 10 million or more passengers annually.

“It’s a new security-check mode sustained by information technologies, under ideal conditions, passengers could save up to half the time by going through the new security check at airports.” – Li Tong, deputy head with the public security bureau of the CAAC.

Additionally, the administration at CAAC also said that they would continue to develop the BeiDou navigation system. As well as increase the employment of 5G technology in the civil aviation industry.

BeiDou navigation system

In that way, the BeiDou navigation system is a Chinese satellite navigation system. It consists of two satellite constellations and it was first launched in 2000. Since December 2012 it has been offering services to China and its neighboring regions. Currently, BeiDou generates a turnover of $31.5 billion.