Airplan extends contract with Rockwell Collins for its ARINC airport solutions

31 March 2016 (Last Updated March 31st, 2016 18:30)

Rockwell Collins has signed a multi-year contract with Airplan, a private Colombian airport management company, to renew and expand the delivery of its ARINC airport solutions.

Rockwell Collins has signed a multi-year contract with Airplan, a private Colombian airport management company, to renew and expand the delivery of its ARINC airport solutions.

The company will provide its solutions at six airports managed by Airplan in the northern central region of Colombia.

Rockwell Collins has been providing its services to Airplan airports since 2010. The airports include José María Córdova, Rionegro (MDE), Los Garzones, Montería (MTR), Las Brujas, Corozal (CZU), Olaya Herrera, Medellín (EOH), Antonio Roldán Betancur, Carepa (APO), and El Caraño Quibdó (UIB).

MDE and EOH airports are installed with Rockwell Collins' ARINC vMUSE check-in and ARINC SelfServe kiosks.

"This new contract will allow us to provide better services for airlines and passengers."

The ARINC solutions allow the two Colombian airports to operate several airlines without additional investment in their infrastructure.

MDE will use the solutions to determine the most time-efficient use of airplanes, stands and terminal gates, as well as enhance management of its existing resources.

Airplan CEO Sara Ramirez said: "We have been working with Rockwell for some time now, and our renewal demonstrates our satisfaction with the solutions it's providing.

"This new contract will allow us to provide better services for airlines and passengers.

"Rockwell Collins' airport solutions will continue to modernise aviation transportation and infrastructure in the region."

Under the terms of the renewed agreement, the company also has to provide full technological upgrade to airport equipment to meet the latest standards.

The upgrade will include a modern, virtualised core design to save space and reduce energy expenses.

The solutions installed at the six airports include ARINC vMUSE, ARINC AirDB 7, ARINC InfoHub, ARINC AirVUE, ARINC SelfServ, and ARINC Resource Management System.

Earlier in 2015, Rockwell Collins deployed 150 of its ARINC vMUSE common use passenger processing system (CUPPS) workstations at London's Glasgow Airport.