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  1. Collins Aerospace
12 December 2012

ARINC Strengthens Its Presence at Middle East Airports

ARINC is delighted to be expanding its presence supporting airlines and airports in the Middle East, in parallel with its heightened business aviation activities and is well placed to take advantage of the massive growth expected in the region between now and 2020.

Currently it is prominent in three of the biggest airport contracts to date, at Cairo International (Terminal 3), Dubai International and New Doha International Airport. Since setting up in the region nine years ago, ARINC’s Middle East representation now embraces business aviation, airports and airline operators. It has offices in Dubai, Cairo, Doha, and Saudi Arabia.

Tony Lynch, Regional Director for ARINC Middle East, who is present at the MEBA Dubai Show this week where ARINC Direct, the company’s business aviation arm, is exhibiting at Stand No 387, reports a surge in interest in off-site remote check-in solutions.

ARINC is stepping up its presence at the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) where the first phase of systems are scheduled to be ready to support customer operations in early 2013. The NDIA project has become one of the largest airport construction projects globally and upon opening will place Doha amongst the top international hubs in the world.

ARINC, together with partner Thales, was awarded the contract in 2007 to install the airport’s IT, security and telecommunication systems inside the main terminal buildings and more than 100 supporting facilities buildings.

ARINC also recently secured a five-year contract renewal with dnata at Dubai International Airport for an upgrade from iMUSE to vMUSE. The contract includes the delivery of CUPPS and CUSS platforms using the latest virtualised technology and providing the ability to work from remote sites from the Emirates Group Data Centres.

In addition, ARINC is supporting Dubai Airports with an extension of the ARINC systems deployed in Terminal 3/Concourse 2 to the new Concourse A, to support the arrival of 20 new dedicated Airbus A380 gates and stands.

"We have completed our scope of work for the project and are currently supporting operational readiness trials ahead of the imminent opening of Concourse A," says Tony Lynch.

Systems provided by ARINC include AirVUE flight information display system (FIDS), AirPlan resource management system (RMS) and AirDB airport operational database.

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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