UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) has successfully installed WebFIDS, its HTML-based flight information display system, at Chisinau International Airport in Moldova. The “go-live” phase occurred during the week of 7-10 July with a step-by-step cutover from their current system to the UFIS® system. The cutover worked seamlessly with no down-time experienced by the airport.
Thirty-one displays with flight information are scattered throughout the airport including those showing arrival and departure information, gate displays, and check-in counter displays. Up-to-date flight information for the displays is being provided through UFIS Airport Operational database (AODB), flight information processing system (FIPS), and telex processing.
Andreas Kloidt, UFIS-AS project manager, said: “Chisinau proved to be an excellent project for the second installation of WebFIDS. It is a smaller, regional airport which allows us to showcase the WebFIDS module for this size airport.”
WebFIDS, first installed at Delhi International Airport, provides the same reliability and industry-proven functionality as the classic FIDS solutions with the added flexibility of being able to use any PC-based controller running Windows or Linux as the display controller. In addition to the software, UFIS-AS also provided the hardware for the system.
Anders Sagadin, UFIS-AS’ president and CEO, said: “We are pleased that we can play a role in helping Chisinau Airport offer optimised services to their passengers. Chisinau also adds an important reference for UFIS-AS in the Eastern European market.”
Chisinau Airport serves the capital city of Moldova and the surrounding region. The terminal, built in 1970 and upgraded in 2000, is designed to handle 1.2 million passengers per year.