La Ciotat | March 31, 2017– Can you use your contactless payment card or smartphone to pay when you are cosily seated in an air plane ?

Of course, you can.

IFPL and Alcineo have strengthened their partnership to provide a unique solution for aircraft payment.
IFPL has designed an EMV contactless reader whilst Alcinéo has provided the payment capability. The reader is not only compliant with all the major payment schemes but it is also built according the most advanced PCI security standard.

Today, we go a step beyond by introducing a PIN on Screen solution in order to accept the contactless high value payment. Contactless kernels are located into the NFCm whilst the PIN entry is achieved through the Trusted User Interface or TUI on the secure part of the seat back screen – running in the Trusted Executed Environment (TEE). The Trusted User Interface enables to enter securely a PIN and encrypt the digit to be used for the payment processing.

The Trusted Executed Environment is a secure Operating System that runs into the Trust Zone of the ARM core. It is protected by responsive tamper and specific secure donwload that prevent unsuitable utilization.

This product has been designed to enhance travellers payment experience, offering additional means of payment during their trip.

Sao Paulo, Brazil | March 5, 2015– More airline passengers in Brazil carry a smartphone than in other parts of the world. The SITA-ATW Passenger Survey reveals that 85% of passengers in Brazil carry smartphones compared to the global average of 81%. A significantly higher percentage of these passengers use apps from airlines, airports and travel agencies compared with passengers from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, making Brazil’s passengers among the most connected in the world.

SITA, which provides technology to airlines and airports around the world, conducted its research across 15 countries with nearly 6,300 participants. The results show that passengers in Brazil are using technology to enhance their journey. More than half of passengers who carry smartphones are using airline apps on a regular basis, 43% use travel agency apps and 38% use airport apps.

When it comes to booking their flights, passengers in Brazil are also picking up their smartphones and tablets faster than their counterparts in other parts of the world. Some 43% of them regularly use their smartphone to book flights, this compares to the global average of 31%. In Brazil, 42% take advantage of the larger screen and regularly use tablets to book flights. This use of mobile technology is set to continue to rise – when asked which channels they would use more for tickets and services, if all equally available, 60% of passengers said smartphone apps and 53% tablets.

Mauro Pontes, SITA Vice President, Brazil, said: “Airline passengers in Brazil are turning to technology to improve their journey. They are the pioneers across the Americas, when looking to the future we see that more of them expect (64%) to use smartphone apps for check-in compared to other countries in the region. The rate expected in Mexico is 61% while only 43% the USA.”

More than half of passengers in Brazil (55%) regularly use a smartphone app for flight information. This is higher than in other regions in both Mexico (44%) and the USA (46%). In the unfortunate case of flight disruptions, passengers in Brazil are also turning to their mobile technology to ease the experience.

Pontes added: “Airlines should take note that in the case of disruptions, such as a flight being cancelled, 64% of passengers expect to get a message via a mobile app, while 58% expect a call to their mobiles and 54% an email. This demonstrates the opportunity for airlines to leverage technology to support communications during these challenging periods.”