I’m currently researching two features related to the aviation and travel industries, both to appear in the 3rd quarter of 2016.
The first is looking at data analytics, and how it is being applied to air travel. The focus is on how businesses — including airlines and airports — can use new sources of data, and new analytics tools to improve journeys and the passenger experience, as well as efficiency and profitability.
The piece will draw heavily on the experiences of airlines, airport operators and organisations such as air traffic control authorities, as well as aircraft makers. I’m happy to speak to software vendors, but the focus is very much on what businesses in the space are doing right now.
The second piece will examine the case for investment in IT and data security in the aviation and aerospace industries, especially as they increase the volume of consumer data they handle. It will also look at the growing role of aerospace and defence vendors in supplying infosecurity services outside of the ASD industry. This second piece is open both to end users and vendors for comment.
The deadline for leads for both is Friday, 12 August 1200 London time, with a view to interviews the following week. Please submit suggestions by email in the first instance.