Flying a plane, as easy as tapping a smartphone?

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri addresses the TOUCH-FLIGHT 2 dissemination event, a project funded by the R&I Fusion Fund Level 0, Esplora Interactive Science Centre at Bighi, Kalkara DOI - Jeremy Wonnacott

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri has commended the creators of a project to make flying a passenger plane more user-friendly.

Schembri participated in receiving the results of the TOUCH-FLIGHT 2 project, a collaborative effort of the Institute of Aerospace Technologies at the University of Malta and QuAero ltd, and supported by €190,000 of funding from the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) FUSION R&I programme.

TOUCH-FLIGHT 2 looks at ways for airline pilots to carry out their flight procedures and manage the processes on board, through voice commands and touch screen applications.

Schembri said that the project showed the commitment from the Government to support innovation and research across all areas, in this case the aerospace industry.