Ultra Electronics Airport Systems has announced that it has won a contract to provide an integrated suite of airport operational systems at Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Alberta, Canada.

Ultra will integrate and provide on-going operational support for a new flight information display system (FIDS), as well as an airport operational database (AODB) and resource management system to support the expansion of the airport. Edmonton International Airport has recently been named as the most efficient small airport in Canada, according to the Air Transport Research Society.

“Ultra is very excited to be working with Edmonton International Airport and we welcome them as a valued partner and customer to Ultra,” stated Dale Kirby, Ultra’s vice president and managing director, America.

“Our systems are very mature, stable and technically advanced for airport customers who value high performance and low cost of ownership. Ultra’s increased market growth in North America and in particular Canada continues to be significant. Canadian airports tend to be very progressive in terms of their IT strategies, which lends itself to one of the core strengths and market differentiators for Ultra.”

Ultra will install their systems in three main phases as they work in close coordination with EIA to ensure there is no disruption to the operational environment. The new systems will improve customer service at EIA by providing airport and airline staff with accurate operational information to optimise passenger flow through the airport. EIA will also enjoy reduced integration risks as new systems are introduced throughout their on-going ‘expansion 2012’ project, as well improved utilisation and flexibility of key airport resources.

“Ultra did a really good job of explaining the benefits and reliability of their platform to us,” stated Reagan Winchester, EIA’s director of information technology. “We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship that will enhance the travel experience of millions of air passengers in Canada, and beyond.”