Company Says Its Aim Is to Encrypt the Sky on a Blockchain

Three years after its creation, the blockchain-based company, which vowed to improve flight safety, looks back at its accomplishments and envisages new opportunities that the aviation industry offers.

It’s hard to find someone who would eagerly board a plane if there was a chance that the pilot had bought his license or faked his logbook during flight training. But how many of us really know if we are boarding a safe aircraft on our family trip to Rome or a safari in Africa? It becomes less of a privilege and more of a need to verify information received from providers of various services, and the aviation industry is not an exception. At the same time, blockchain technology is penetrating our everyday life with increasing speed, starting from electricity bills and ending with the pilot flight logs.

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Aeron was founded by a team of certified pilots, aviation engineers and aviation enthusiasts. Since 2016, the company has been developing the idea of using blockchain technology to improve safety in the aviation industry. Initially, it introduced — a portal for booking private flights and for finding flight schools all over the world for aviation students and pilots. The company says it is not just a portal but the center of the whole ecosystem, supported by the Aeron (ARN) token, which is available on some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, such as Binance, HitBTC and others.

In 2018, the company claimed to have released electronic flight log formats into the public domain, fully compliant with FAA and EASA requirements after discussions with aviation authorities. Later, the team also informed its community that would be completely integrated into the Ethereum blockchain.

A year later, in April 2019, Aeron launched a membership program for aviation professionals, deciding not to stop there but to expand their target audience: The company launched CryptoBonusMiles, which provides frequent flyers with a wallet for…

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