Rockwell acquires self-service bag drop solutions firm Pulse.Aero
Rockwell Collins has expanded its airport passenger processing services with the acquisition of Pulse.Aero, a UK-based provider of self-service bag drop solutions and airline applications.
The deal is said to expand Rockwell's Information Management Services strategy to create a connected aviation ecosystem.
As part of the acquisition, Pulse.Aero’s products and services will be integrated into Rockwell Collins' airport systems portfolio.
Rockwell Collins Information Management Services senior vice-president Dave Nieuwsma said: “As passengers seek to take more control of their travel experience, this acquisition expands our portfolio of self-service passenger processing solutions, enabling us to streamline and simplify the passenger journey through a fully connected airport.”
According to the company, there is a significant growth in the self-service bag drop market as it benefits both airports and passengers.
Using self-service bag drop solutions, airports can increase passenger throughput without capital expenditure on building and facilities, and passengers can quickly move through the airport check-in process.
Rockwell Collins and Pulse.Aero have worked together on several projects, including the installation of new self-bag drop units to reduce queue times and improve customer service at Dublin Airport in Ireland.
In addition to bag-drop services, Pulse.Aero's passenger services include check-in, security, and boarding services.
Pulse.Aero said that its bag-drop services allow airports to save costs and maximise revenue.
Image: Using self-service bag drop solutions, airports can increase passenger throughput. Photo: courtesy of Rockwell Collins.