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PUBLISHED DATE - October 7, 2021

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Emerging technologies have the potential to reshape the aviation industry, particularly in areas of customer service, safety, and operational efficiency. However, the disruptions brought by these technologies are dynamic and hard for airport executives and practitioners to pin down. This periodic Web Resource on transformative technologies at airports includes articles that aim to help solve this problem by highlighting transformative technologies on the horizon, including an estimate of their effects and to what degree airports should prepare for them.

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