Biometrics in air travel: Solving today’s challenges with the future in mind

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11 December 2019

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11 December 2019

Today, the air transport community is experiencing extraordinary traffic growth.

Speeding up the passenger process can decrease the level of security, so biometrics are a key enabler to overcome this challenge while maintaining high security standards. At IDEMIA, we believe that global biometric adoption in airports is the future and paves the way for the digital transformation that stakeholders are expecting. Such an augmented experience should rely on a biometric technology that is trustworthy, that offers maximum convenience, and that is flexible in its use so that passengers can be in control of their data.

IDEMIA not only discussed the importance of biometric technology for the future of the airport experience, but also addressed airport-related biometric trends to look out for in 2020. The widespread adoption of facial recognition technology and an increased focus on the development of ethical boundaries and regulations are just some of the key trends to track next year.


  • How biometrics can improve the airport experience
  • The benefits for airlines, airports and passengers
  • How facial recognition can support these improvements while reassuring passengers about their data privacy
  • Which critical elements are to be taken into account to enjoy a secured and trusted biometric experience.


Franck Maurin, Product and Solutions Director for Passenger Facilitation and Border Control – IDEMIA Public Security & Identity, IDEMIA

Franck Maurin has been working at IDEMIA for four years and in the field of engineering for 20 years. After graduating with an Engineering degree in Applied Mathematical and Computer Science, Maurin joined IDEMIA’s biometric research team. Today, he is the Product and Solutions Director for Passenger Facilitation and Border Control.

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