Air France Looks To The Blockchain To Improve Service
The airline expressed interest in starting to use blockchain in its supply chain for maintenance and repairs
This means all of the services for flight repairs would go through a digital ledger on which everyone involved would have faster access. Presently, this sector of Air France mostly sticks to paper, so making the transition to a digital interface could prove difficult. Nonetheless, the airline’s director of innovation of the KLM business unit, James Kornberg, plans to present all of the improvements the MRO team will gain using these digital systems.
German airline Lufthansa wants to make blockchain a common technology in the aircraft industry. The company launched the Blockchain for Aviation initiative to bring together software developers and aircraft companies to make it a reality. The initiative also offers a one-day course to teach the basics of using a blockchain.
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Joanne is a writer focused on how technology is shaping art, politics and society. She currently contributes to Medium’s technology-focused opinion magazine, The Message, and is writing a book on privacy and Internet culture. Previously, she was the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum. This year, she received the Arts Writing Fellowship Award and was named as a fellow at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, given to an emerging writer in the digital arts. Joanne has also collaborated on the award-winning proposal to develop workshops for building private networks for the Digital Media and Learning Competition’s Trust Challenge. Her writing has been featured in Domus, Dissent, Frieze, the Baffler, Modern Painters, WIRED, the Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, the Boston Globe and n+1.
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