Shany Seawright

2021 Reflections: Collaboration Across the Aviation Ecosystem is Necessary

Historically, the aviation industry has seen monumental shifts and changes since its inception, so there was no doubt that the industry would withstand the impact of a global pandemic. But along the way, there were significant lessons learned about...

Airport Self-Service Technology Accelerated by Shifting Health and Safety Demands

For over a decade, the aviation industry has sought to automate several travel touchpoints from check-in, to  self-bag drop, security, boarding gates and in-flight connectivity for ordering and services. Yet nothing has accelerated the self-service movement as much as...

Data: The Common Denominator to Achieve Air Transport Operations Excellence

As the aviation industry undergoes a digital transformation, data is at the center of everything, creating new value for air transport operations. Recently, at the IATA Digital, Data, and Retailing Symposium, technology experts came together to discuss the key...

Passenger Confidence Tracker 2021 Offers Optimism for Future Air Travel Recovery

There is no doubt that air travel is struggling to recover from the global pandemic. Commercial air traffic plummeted in 2020 and as the industry strives to get back to normal, and has seen some hopeful signs, it may...

Flight Test: IPS Capabilities Enable Real-Time, Secure Messaging from Pilot to Controller

While in flight, data is delivered to and from an aircraft that requires immediate action. Within seconds, these communications help the pilot make critical decisions about things like the weather, flight path, and aircraft performance—which can significantly impact the...

Executive Spotlight: Fabián Ramos Acosta, Viva Air CIO, Explains How a Digital Experience Will Help Passengers Fly More

Fabián Ramos Acosta, the chief information officer at Viva Air, is no stranger to the dynamic nature of the aviation industry. As a low-cost carrier, Viva Air seeks to deliver accessible service to passengers, while implementing a sustainable and...

SkyFirst Limited Moves to Paperless Operations for Entire Fleet

Business aviation operators often cater to a unique clientele that has high demands for reliability, efficiency, and connectivity. Operating an exclusive fleet of business aviation aircraft, SkyFirst LTD, offers charter and aircraft management services with one philosophy in mind:...

Executive Spotlight: IATA Director General Willie Walsh Seeks to Give Industry a Louder Voice

In the midst of a global pandemic, where airlines around the world are learning to adapt to the new normal, Willie Walsh stepped in as leader of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association is known for developing...

Making Travel Pass a Reality for Airlines by Leveraging an Existing Passenger Management System

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out, each country is in a different phase of managing the pandemic and protecting the safety of its citizens. This reality is driving the aviation industry’s push for the creation of a...

FlightPlan C-Suite Week Preview: Driving Change at Record Speeds Through Industry Collaboration

The aviation industry has seen significant turbulence since the shutdown of air travel in 2020. That said, the industry came together, defined a path forward, and quickly pivoted to modernize and implement the latest technologies that would allow for...

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A senior executive at Strategic Communications Group and Managing Editor of Connected Aviation Today, as well as other publications, Seawright oversees the editorial direction of the publication and managed the editorial staff.
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Three Ways that Blockchain Technology Improves Airport Operations

Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Aeroclass.org, who offers online training courses for an array of aviation specialists. Here...
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