Arinc secures Ras Al Khaimah airport deal in the UAE

1 October 2012 (Last Updated October 1st, 2012 18:30)

Arinc has secured a ten-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver airport systems to Ras Al Khaimah International airport (RAK) in the UAE.

Arinc has secured a ten-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver airport systems to Ras Al Khaimah International airport (RAK) in the UAE.

Under the contract, Arinc will design, supply and install its airport passenger processing solutions, operational systems, common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) and boarding operations.

ARINC Middle East and Africa regional director Tony Lynch said that the firm has spent 18 months ascertaining the requirements of RAK airport.

"From a small hosted L-DCS the scope has been extended to the airport-wide suite of products, which has now been ratified," Lynch said.

Arinc's solutions to be installed at the airport include vMUSE/CUPPS, L-DCS, AirVue (FIDS), AirDB (AODB), InfoHub and multi-channel in addition to future intelligence, which is expected to modify the current use of the systems.

Arinc is also expecting the number of CUPPS workstations installations and services to increase during the contract period as the airport is also planning a new passenger terminal.

Ras Al-Khaimah International Airport CEO Andrew Gower said the expansion plans will see the airport ready to receive the steadily increasing number of passengers over the next few years.

"ARINC will partner us on the journey of turning the concept into a reality, bringing the possibility of check-in-less airports one step closer." Gower said.

The contract also involves the development of off-site hotel check-in and bag drop solutions, which will allow passengers to check in their baggage at their hotel.

During the initial six months of 2012, RAK reported a 67.2% rise in passenger traffic when compared to the corresponding period in 2011.