Airports Council International (ACI) World and Amadeus are appealing for submissions for the 2024 Technology Innovation Awards.
The awards showcase the airport technology initiatives and leadership that are shaping the future of air transport.
Now in their fourth year, the awards will honour achievement in four categories, including a new category for small and emerging airports.
The categories are:
- Best innovation in airport passenger related processes
- Best innovation in airport operations and installations management
- Best airport innovation leader (individual)
- New: Best small and emerging airport innovation
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general at ACI World, said: “The Technology Innovation Awards represent the crossroads where technology, innovation, and airports meet. After a successful and popular 2023 edition, we are excited to open submissions for 2024, in partnership with Amadeus once more.
“The winners represent top examples of the types of technology transformations needed to address some of the industry’s largest challenges and opportunities including capacity building, environmental sustainability, and passenger experience excellence. These awards are all about celebrating airports’ vision, boldness, and action in technology innovation.”
The Technology Innovation Awards is looking for technology projects and examples of leadership that enhance the passenger journey, drive operational efficiency, or improve processes for employees, travellers, and aviation stakeholders. Past winners have involved themes such as big data, biometrics, artificial intelligence, and automation.
Elena Avila, Amadeus executive vice president airport and airline operations said: “We are thrilled to continue this important partnership with ACI World for the Innovation Awards. Together with our partners, we’re applying innovation that transforms travel.
“Challenges like disruption, operational performance and evolving needs of passengers require a new, technology-enabled, approach. Amadeus is working with airports to create solutions through technologies such as cloud computing, collaborative platforms, biometrics, and artificial intelligence, to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of travellers.”
Submissions are open until March 15, 2024, after which time they will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts.
Winners will be announced before the ACI Asia-Pacific and the Middle East/ACI World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition, that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from May 21 to 23.