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  1. Collins Aerospace
23 November 2009

Seven Major Asian Carriers Sign for ARINC’s AviNet AirportSM Network Service

Singapore — Seven major Asian airlines have recently signed up for cost-effective AviNet AirportSM wide-area network service from ARINC.

The Asia-Pacific division of ARINC has announced Air China, Air Macau, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Southern, Dragonair and Korean Airlines are now using the AviNet Airport service to support their international passenger operations around the globe.

ARINC’s AviNet Airport solution handles both legacy and modern IP applications using a single connection. It is available to airlines using ARINC’s MUSE® common-use passenger systems at airports around the world. With AviNet Airport, airlines can support a wide range of applications from ticketing to flight information.

Randy Pizzi, vice-president and managing director of ARINC’s Asia-Pacific division, said, “ARINC is excited to be a part of the growth and success of Asia’s aviation industry, and we are very pleased to have the support of so many major carriers to deliver a state-of-the-art messaging solution for their major international passenger operations.

AviNet Airport’s ability to securely network traditional and modern operating applications with a single connection brings added reliability and assurance of operational performance to our customers. We will continue to develop AviNet Airport to meet the needs of our aviation customers.”

AviNet Airport helps airlines control operational costs through its multi-protocol support and flat pricing model. This secure, cost-effective and robust networking solution also minimises network downtime and interruptions. It supports the aviation industry’s connectivity requirements for check-in, ticketing, baggage handling, fuelling, gate management, flight information display systems (FIDS), ground-handling operations, and many other applications in the airport environment.

Other Asia Pacific airlines including All Nippon Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, Jin Air and Philippine Airlines are already users of AviNet Airport for reliable network service.

The 1-to-Many matching approach is being promoted for use in airports because it removes the requirement for passengers to produce a BCBP or passport.
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