Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP) and UFIS Airport Solutions (UFIS-AS) are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to supply the airport information system to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).

DTP and UFIS were chosen to implement this vital interim solution while Dubai Airports works towards implementing its NextGen Airport Operation System initiative. The project includes the implementation and delivery of the Airport Operational Database, Flight Information Processing System and Resource Management System from the UFIS product portfolio as well as the Flight Information Display System UFIDS.

These systems will run on HP servers running under Redhat Linux. The scope also includes the integration of third-party systems including Ground Movement Radar, ACL Slot Coordinator, IATA Type B messages through SITA 8, AFTN, AviaVox Public Announcement System, NavCanada EFPS and Safegate’s Visual Docking System. UFIDS will handle 150 units of 40in and 57in displays with Windows-based controllers

UFIS-AS and DTP will provide the software and services to enable DWC to handle passenger traffic when the airport terminal opens to passengers on 27 October 2013.

The initial passenger terminal is able to handle 5 to 7 million passengers per year. Upon completion sometime in the next decade DWC will have the capacity to cater to 160 million passengers annually and handle 12 million tonnes of cargo.

"We are excited and honoured to be able to install our system at DWC and to provide the necessary support," said Abdul Razzak Mikati, managing director of DTP.

"We look forward to providing a system environment that will provide the airport with the information management systems it requires to run effectively and efficiently." Holger Mattig, president and CEO of UFIS-AS added: "As DWC grows, the UFIS product can be expanded accordingly to handle the added demands."