Global Trends 2020

Scientists develop unobtrusive on-flight technology that eliminates viruses

Ultraviolet lights that eliminate viruses are being tested by scientists at the University of Columbia – and their findings could have implications for how airlines fight COVID-19 as airlines and manufacturers adjust to requirements in the post-COVID-19 age.


In Britain, nearly half claim they intend to fly less

In a sign that a ‘green recovery’ from Coronavirus might be possible, nearly 50% of the UK claim they will fly less once lockdown restrictions ease.


Pandemic accelerates automation

The pandemic is accelerating automation, through forcing workers to isolate. Automation technology is being used to process some government business loans that were launched after the crisis.