Because of the growing popularity of tourism, especially among the people aged 25-30, civil aviation is one of the most promising businesses in the world.

Today the number of people employed in the civil aviation is around 63 million, and the number of civil aircraft is 21,600 (including 19,880 passenger aircraft). According to the estimates made by Boeing, in 20 years the number of employees will exceed 99 million and the number of aircraft will double, reaching 43,560.

Even today, 104,000 flights take place daily, transporting 9.8 million passengers. However, the growth of the number of flights is accompanied by the growth of the number of accidents. These numbers are for commercial aviation alone, and the numbers for general (or private) aviation are much greater.

Over 3,300 aviation accidents are registered at average every year. 57% of them are caused by the human factor. Flight schools may falsify flying experience. Aircraft owners may underreport the aircraft flying hours to save money on maintenance. The legacy system of data registration, storage and data exchange is hopelessly out of date and does not satisfy the requirements of the fast-growing field of aviation, sometimes leading to tragic consequences. The Aeron project suggests improvement in flight safety with the help of the blockchain technology:

  • Security (it is impossible to lose or to counterfeit the data in the blockchain);
  • Transparency (every information entry is available to all users);
  • Safety (system of authentication assures data protection).

The security standards used by Aeron were implemented in the following line of innovative products and applications:

  • Application for pilots (logging of flying hours, participation in a global decentralised register);
  • com portal (a global database of air services available to the passengers, flight school students and aviation enthusiasts);
  • Corporate application for companies (logging and verification of information coming from flight schools, fixed base and aircraft operators).

 Preservation of pilot flight logs in the Aeron ecosystem is built on the Ethereum blockchain. It would be easy to discover data discrepancies, reducing role of the human factor and making data both secure and always available.

The Aeron project has been in development since 2016. In 2017, the Aerotrips.com web portal was launched and a global database of flight schools was created. In November 2017, Aeron has released its ARN cryptographic tokens to public. Aeron tokens are based on ERC20 standard and issued with a fixed total supply of 20 million ARN. Tokens will be used to pay for services in the Aeron ecosystem (for instance, at the Aerotrips.com portal).  

In April this year, the project has achieved one of the most important milestones: backend of the portal was fully integrated with Ethereum blockchain, making it possible to proceed to the next critical milestone − enabling token payments for Aerotrips.com services in June. As for now, Aeron has recorded over 2500 flight logs and application usage remains free of cost. Aeron Pilot applications are available in both Google Play and Apple App Store. In September, the development of a portal for aviation authorities will commence.

The Aeron project team has a rich experience in the field of aviation and includes certified pilots, aviation engineers and flying enthusiasts, as well as professional Solidity developers and UX/UI designers.

More information about the project: https://aeron.aero/