ARINC EMEA scooped a highly commended accolade in the ‘technology implementation of the year’ category in the prestigious Aviation Business Awards 2013 held during the Dubai Air Show this week. ARINC’s Regional Director for EMEA, Tony Lynch and his team based in Dubai and Cairo were endorsed for their work in the implementation of new airport processing systems at RAS Al Khaimah Airport (RAK International).

Work was carried out over a six-month period, culminating in a ‘go live’ date of 1 October, under the auspices of Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, RAK Airport’s Chairman. Work involved the design and implementation of ARINC’s core suite of airport processing systems, including a state of the art vMUSE Common Use Passenger Processing Solution (CUPPS), AirVue Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and ARINC’s latest generation Airport Operational Database (AODB) Air DB 7 system.

The Aviation Business Awards, now in their seventh year, acknowledge the efforts of companies, organisations and individuals that have contributed to the growth of the Middle East aviation industry.

This year’s independent panel of judges included Andrew Cowen, managing director of Global Aviation Advisors Alliance; Carol Ronan-Heath, founder of the Middle East Women’s Aviation Network; Issa Baluch, board director of International Air Cargo Association; John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting and Addison Schonland, consultant of AvIntel Consulting.

The award was presented to ARINC’s Tony Lynch and representing RAK International Airport, Imran Saeed, senior IT and engineering manager by Ahmed Al Mamari, chief operations and technical officer from Royal Jet