Vision-Box, Apollocom and Amadeus have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a scalable digital identity system for automated passenger processing at Mexico’s newest airport.

Biometrics specialist Vision-Box will work with Apollocom and Amadeus to deliver the system at Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA) in Santa Lucia, Mexico, which opened for operation on March 21, 2022. The project, which is integrated into the construction of the new airport, is headed by the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense.

Vision-Box's biometric technology offers passengers a paperless, contactless, self-service experience where the data required for enrolment is provided and verified, validated either remotely via mobile or at the airport so that a digital token with the passenger's personal data is generated. This token is used to validate the passenger's identity based on their face at the different airport checkpoints, from pre-security to boarding. This will increase the level of security, facilitate the dispatch process and reduce the risk of pathogen contagion. Airlines also benefit from the increased operational efficiency of the new digital processes, according to the company.

The project at Felipe Angeles consists of the automation of passenger processing from the moment of check-in, even before arriving at the airport, to boarding. It incorporates 16 biometric pre-security gates for automatic document verification, 74 self-boarding gates and 58 kits for biometric enrolment equipment at conventional check-in counters, all integrated with the Vision-Box Orchestra identity management platform, for added security and safety.