Planes ready for take-off in fraction of the time
New Cambridge University project could reduce aircraft turnaround delays by a quarter, saving airline industry millions.
A new project which could help slash airport delays by reducing snarl-ups in the chain of operations that prepare an aircraft for its next flight is being launched by Cambridge University.
The initiative will trial the latest automated identification technology - such as tiny electronic tags that feed information back to computers - to examine how it could be used to speed up airport operations by making equipment and processes more visible. Researchers believe it could lead to "dramatic improvements" at airports around the world.
Press release (MS Word document)
6 June 2008