Safran Identity & Security completes successful operational trial of biometric enabled e-boarding at Bengaluru Airport

Safran Identity & Security announced the successful completion of a biometric enabled e-boarding pilot at Southern India’s busiest airport, Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru (BLR Airport). Deployed in a fully operational environment, the new e-boarding process is powered by Safran Identity & Security’s MorphoWave touchless biometric technology.
e-boarding in India thanks to biometric technology

The process throughput was developed and designed together with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the operator of the BLR Airport. This e-boarding process is also conducted in accordance with the Indian Aviation Security Policies. It is based on real-time biometric authentication of passengers using their Aadhaar ID. Passengers are able to complete all the airport processes from the airport entry kiosk to boarding, by simply waving their hands.

MorphoWave is a high-speed, contactless fingerprint scanner. It captures and matches fingerprints in less than one second with a single hand wave through the sensor. Quicker and more convenient to use than conventional scanners, MorphoWave facilitates and accelerates the different stages in a passenger journey.

The new process also improves the passengers' travel experience by integrating the travel and identity documentation checks, thereby ensuring seamless access to all check-points at the airport, reducing queue waiting times and making the passenger's journey truly hassle-free and paperless.


At Bengaluru Airport, customer experience steers our thinking and is the foundation on which we do our business. Our aim is to transform the airport's culture and improve our digital fluency. Biometric-enabled e-boarding is one step towards the individual owning his airport experience. We are delighted to partner with Safran Identity & Security on our digital journey to offer passengers a natural and easy experience.

Mr. Hari Marar, President, Airport Operations, BIAL

"India is really leading the world in biometric innovation and we are proud to accompany this country since the inception of the Aadhaar program. We are particularly pleased that Bengaluru Airport entrusted us with this pilot project. With them, we are redefining the travelers experience in airport thanks to the best in biometric accuracy and design efficiency." declared Anne Bouverot, Chair and CEO of Safran Identity & Security.

Safran Identity & Security will present this new solution at Passenger Terminal EXPO (Hall 8- Booth 10060).

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security solutions.

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