Airports and airplanes will soon become safer and friendlier for travelers, thanks to a joint collaboration between Tel Aviv University and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association for the airline industry.
The first-of-its-kind collaboration agreement, signed in July, establishes a joint center for innovation in aviation based at the university’s Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC).
IATA and Tel Aviv University will promote research and development in areas including big-data analysis, cyber-security, authentication for security purposes, and safety and security checks relevant to the field of international flight.
“The agreement has two aspects: developing a new set of tools for civil transportation for IATA; and training IATA personnel in cyberspace [security],” says Prof. Gen. (Res.) Isaac Ben-Israel, an Israel Air Force veteran who heads the ICRC and the university’s Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security. He also chairs the National Council for Research and Development and the Israel Space Agency.
“We have started on the training aspect,” Ben-Israel tells ISRAEL21c. “The toolkit will be a matter of research. We have initiated the research and still have a long way to go.”
IATA includes 260 airlines that together represent about 83 percent of the world’s passenger and freight traffic.
The association handles a wide variety of responsibilities including safety, security, financial issues, regulations, the environment, simplification of processes and improved efficiency in the air and on the ground.
“Because our center is interdisciplinary, we can cover all those different aspects,” says Ben-Israel. “Our center, founded almost two years ago, includes not only computer science, mathematics and engineering but also takes into account legal and business aspects, psychology, societal attitudes and issues of privacy — a comprehensive approach that is unique in Israel, and in the world as far as I know”…
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