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THE DEFINITIVE USE OF BIOMETRICS AT OUR AIRPORTS IS SOMETHING REALLY INNOVATIVE , A GREAT STRATEGIC EVOLUTION FOR THE AIRLINE SECTOR .
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THE DEFINITIVE USE OF BIOMETRICS AT OUR AIRPORTS IS SOMETHING REALLY INNOVATIVE , A GREAT STRATEGIC EVOLUTION FOR THE AIRLINE SECTOR .

The air bridge between Congonhas ( SP ) and Santos Dumont ( RJ ) airports will be the first to implement 100 % digital biometric facial boarding in Brazil for passengers and crew . must designate civil servants to monitor , manage and administer the execution of the work plan and jointly elaborate a report on the fulfillment of the objective at the end of the agreement .

The technical co-operation agreement signed at the beginning of the year between Infraero and Serpro , a technology company of the Brazilian Federal Government , foresees a combination of efforts aimed at installing , operating and improving this technology in a co-ordinated manner over both air terminals .
As part of the Embarque + Seguro 100 % Digital program , created and co-ordinated by the Ministry of Infrastructure , the technology does not require identification documents when accessing the departure lounge and airplane . The objective is to make the processing of passengers and crew more efficient , agile and safe .
From October 2020 to January this year , more than 6,200 passengers participated in the test phase of the program , held at seven airports in the country . Among pilots and flight attendants , almost 200 professionals evaluated biometric boarding in Congonhas from November 2021 to January 2022 .
Assignments and schedule
With the co-operation agreement , the adoption of this technology has begun on the busiest air bridge in Brazil – the fifth in the world in terms of flight flow – which may include other airports in its scope .
The work schedule includes a bidding process to buy biometric devices . Between the deadline for receiving the proposals , going through the analysis of interested companies , approval and tests , the final implementation is planned for next July .
Digital Transformation
As part of the Digital Transformation program in Brazil , Embarque + Seguro was conceived by MInfra , in partnership with the Special Secretariat for Debureaucratization , Management and Digital Government of the Ministry of Economy .
In addition to Serpro and Infraero , it has the contribution of the National Civil Aviation Agency ( Anac ), Brazilian airport operators , airlines , Information Technology companies and suppliers of biometric reading interfaces .
Marcelo Sampaio , Executive Secretary , Ministry of Infrastructure , said : “ The definitive use of biometrics at our airports is something really innovative , a great strategic evolution for the airline sector . It guarantees more safety to users , speeds up boarding procedures and access to aircraft and reduces costs for companies , which will have fewer teams in these operations and less time with aircraft on the ground .”
During the 18 months of co-operation , Infraero , which manages Congonhas and Santos Dumont , must acquire the necessary equipment for installing and operating the biometric recognition system developed by Serpro for Embarque + Seguro .
By completely eliminating the handling of physical documents for access to departure lounges and aircraft , the initiative also conforms to sanitary protocols adopted in the air terminals over the country during the COVID-19 pandemic .
According to the agreement , the federal government technology company must provide the identity validation solution through its system . Both institutions
Ronei Glanzmann , National Secretary of Civil Aviation , said : “ Brazil will be a showcase for the world with biometric boarding . We are excited to use this
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