Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) has selected Unisys to integrate and manage all IT and non-IT systems for the first phase of the second terminal (T2) at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), Bangalore, India.

Planned to be constructed in two phases, the second terminal will boost BLR’s annual passenger managing capacity to more than 25 million.

The terminal is expected to become fully operational by March 2021.

Under the three-year contract, American technology firm Unisys will act as the master system integrator. It will be responsible for deploying more than 20 new IT systems during T2’s first phase.

The contract includes the integration of a network of IT and non-IT systems for facilitating the airport’s existing infrastructure, as well as the forthcoming T2.

BIAL chief project officer Thomas Shimmin said: “T2 will infuse much-needed volume, addressing growing passenger demand. It will transform BLR Airport into a next-generation airport with the latest technology and boost capacity to serve customers over the next few decades.

“Unisys is well placed to support our vision by drawing on its expertise in the aviation industry, particularly in India, to manage this critical and complex end-to-end airport system integration engagement.”

This is not the first project that BIAL has partnered with Unisys. Last September, the two firms signed an agreement to set up an analytics centre of excellence at BLR Airport.

Unisys Asia Pacific vice-president and general manager Rick Mayhew said: “The Indian aviation industry is dynamic, with one of the world’s fastest growth rates. Unisys looks forward to helping one of the nation’s key international airports digitally transform and enhance its operational scale to meet customer demand now and into the future.”