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  1. Collins Aerospace
16 April 2012

ARINC Delivers Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Pilot Service for Cyprus

ARINC has announced the successful deployment of its advance passenger information system (APIS) messaging service to support a pilot advance passenger information (API) message transmission project, for the Cyprus police and civil registry and migration department within the Ministry of Interior.

ARINC’s EMEA government and security division installed the new APIS service to support evaluation of the use of API, as part of enhanced border control in Cyprus. The project was conducted in full cooperation with the Cyprus police and civil registry and migration.

"ARINC greatly values the relationship we have established with the Cyprus police and the research and development department," said Ray Batt, ARINC Director, Government and Security.

"ARINC is eager to become an important technology partner with the Cyprus police and civil registry and migration department at the Ministry of Interior and to further assist Cyprus in reaching its future border control objectives."

"This APIS pilot system is based on our latest advance passenger information exchange (APIX) platform," Batt continued.

"We strongly believe that the future will demand a continuous increase in the integration of intelligence-led border control systems with advance border control information systems, using API. The use of API will help increase border security and make the process faster and simpler for the travelling public."

ARINC is committed to providing advanced border management solutions that encompass network transport technology, messaging service and message format translations in a successful, reliable and cost-effective manner.

Industry-standard API messaging, part of the ARINC electronic borders security portfolio, is increasingly in demand by government agencies because it improves the security of national borders by providing pre-arrival and pre-departure manifest data about all passengers and crew.

ARINC offers a portfolio of solutions to manage the entry and exit of travellers entering or leaving a country via air, sea or land borders. ARINC can tailor and scale each solution to meet unique customer requirements, while also meeting industry standards mandated by international trade organisations and governments.

The Cyprus APIS project signifies another significant milestone in ARINC’s goal to become a premier provider of electronic borders solutions within Europe, the Middle-East and African regions.

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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