The best airport in the world is powered by UFIS Airport Solutions’ (UFIS-AS) universal flight information system (UFIS®). Singapore Changi Airport has won the 2010 Airport of the Year award from Skytrax World Airport Awards. Singapore was also named Best Airport Leisure Amenities and Best Airport Asia.
Other award winners using UFIS include Bangkok Subarnabhumi Airport as 10th best airport in the world and Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport as best airport in India. UFIS customers swept the top three positions for best airports in India with Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Bangalore’s Bengaluru International Airport.
Other regional winners include: Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport – third in Eastern Europe, Dubai International Airport – third in Middle East, and Shanghai Pudong Airport – third in China.
“We are proud that the best airport in the world is using our UFIS solution,” said Anders Sagadin, UFIS-AS’s president and CEO. “Additionally seven more airports powered by UFIS are in the top three positions in the regional categories. This is a big recognition for our company as a specialist design, consulting and service provider to the airport industry worldwide.”
The UFIS product line is composed of software packages for the airport operational database (AODB), flight information processing system (FIPS), flight information display system (FIDS), and resource management system (RMS). The product line is selectable, configurable, and scalable for each individual airport.
In Singapore the Changi Airport Group (CAG) uses the UFIS AODB and FIPS to plan and allocate terminal resources. Singapore airport terminal services (SATS) uses the UFIS AODB, RMS, and FIPS as well as Hub, Status, and ULD management systems to efficiently plan human resources and to ensure timely services to arriving and departing flights.
In the three airports in India (Hyderabad, Delhi, and Bangalore), as well as in Dubai and Warsaw, the UFIS products are playing a key role in the flight planning, apron resource management, and flight information display systems. These airports are using UFIS AODB, FIPS and FIDS together with systems integration and interfaces to standard external systems. The Airport Service Operation Centre (ASOC) at Shanghai Pudong International Airport has been designed and implemented by UFIS-AS.
The Skytrax World Airport Awards™ are based on the results from 9.8 million questionnaires completed by 100 different nationalities of airline passengers in 2009/2010, covering more than 210 airports worldwide. The 2010 awards were announced at the first live ceremony in Brussels, Belgium, as part of Passenger Terminal Expo.