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  1. Collins Aerospace
3 July 2013

ARINC to Implement eBorders Advanced Passenger Information System for the Maldives

ARINC Incorporated today announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract to implement its eBorders advanced passenger information system (APIS) for Maldives international airports by the country’s Department of Immigration and Emigration.

eBorders will allow government and airport authorities in The Maldives to review passenger information even before aircrafts land at their destinations, optimising efficiency and passenger flow and enhancing overall border security and control.

Department of Immigration & Emigration deputy controller Mr Hamid Fathuhulla said: "Maldives remains a popular destination for travellers, attracting an increasing number of visitors from all over the world. We have chosen ARINC as our technology partner because of their industry leadership as well as proven expertise and experience working with the world’s airports and airlines. We are confident ARINC will meet our technology needs every step of the way as we continue to grow."

ARINC Asia Pacific managing director Michael DiGeorge said: "It is crucial for airports and other points of entry to meet their border security and control requirements while providing the highest levels of customer service. At the same time, they need to manage increased operational costs as a result of compliance to new security requirements and mandates. We are committed to helping The Maldives meet its current and future border security and control objectives."

APIS processes information electronically and translates data into the formats required by border control authorities. Using industry-standard API messaging, it allows seamless communication and sharing of passenger information among border control authorities in the country of destination.

APIS is a part of ARINC’s Electronic Borders portfolio of security solutions designed to manage the entry and exit of travellers entering or leaving a country. It helps improve the security of national borders by providing advance data about passengers and crew.

Comprising network transport technology, a messaging service and message format translations, APIS is a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution that meets the stringent needs of airlines and airports globally. ARINC can tailor and scale each solution for unique customer requirements while meeting industry standards mandated by governments and international trade organisations.

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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