The aviation industry is one of the most complex and demanding industries in the world. This is because many aircraft need to be tracked at once, given that they move around the world 24/7. The need for efficiency has led to the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the aviation industry, which enables data transfer between sensors and computers. 

Discover the leading IoT companies in the aviation industry 

Using its experience in the sector, Airport Technology has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to IoT. 

The information provided in the download document is drafted for aviation executives and technology leaders involved in IoT solutions. 

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Applications of IoT in the aviation industry 

Aircraft maintenance  

IoT sensors enable real-time monitoring of aircraft systems, hence problems can be identified before they become safety risks for passengers and crew. 

Temperature control in cabins  

Sensors for temperature detection are installed on aircraft to provide a smoother experience for passengers. These sensors allow cabin crew members to adjust accurate temperatures in the cabin.  

Improved passenger experience  

Airlines strive to provide their passengers with a hassle-free experience at every stage of their flight. Using IoT, every airline manages its own application and update portal for passengers. With the help of such applications, airlines ensure a smooth exchange of information between passengers and flight attendants. 


IoT devices can also track customer preferences when reserving seats or in-flight meal selections through web-based online portals. This can help generate even more data from frequent flyers, and in some cases, can be very insightful to provide customised and personalised experiences. 

Luggage management 

IoT-enabled solutions such as barcodes and microchips can help track passengers’ luggage. Such features allow passengers to check the location and status of their luggage in real time from their smartphones. 

Smart airports 

IoT-enabled smart airports help passengers to check in their bags faster, save time at passport checking counters, and easily locate gates. In short, smart airports help passengers make more informed decisions at different stages of their experience and interact seamlessly with the airport for a more personalised travel experience.