The application of blockchain technology can be envisioned for almost all areas of the aviation system where complex and safety critical records are managed and updated, such as personnel licensing, aircraft maintenance, operational approvals, or cargo manifests.
Another promising application of blockchain for aviation and governments concerns the methods we use to establish traveller identity.
The organization of the ICAO-UAE Blockchain Summit, which will conclude on 4 April 2019, represents a very important step in aviation’s consideration of the technology, with the invited specialists expected to explore both its merits and its risks. It most certainly responded to the expectations of the ICAO Council and Air Navigation Commission, which have shown growing interest in blockchain potential….
An excerpt from ICAO