ARINC has received a contract from the Egypt’s airport operator Egyptian Airports (EAC) to deploy its vMUSE common use passenger processing system (CUPPS) at five of the country’s regional airports.
As part of the three-year contract, the company will collaborate with Aviation Information Technology (AVIT) to carry out CUPPS installations at the airports of Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, Borg El Arab and Abu Simbel.
Work under the contract includes procurement, construction and installation of the core CUPPS technology.
ARINC will provide remote third-level support, while AVIT will offer first and second-level support.
ARINC Middle East and Africa regional director Tony Lynch said: "The ARINC vMUSE solution gives EAC the latest, state-of-the-art CUPPS platform."
vMUSE, which is compliant with the IATA CUPPS standard for common-use passenger systems, ARINC’s vMUSE is intended to enhance airport operations by eliminating software engineering and development cost, giving smaller airports more flexibility to upgrade operations.
Delivery of the systems is expected to take place in 14 weeks, with complete implementation expected at all five airports by late-May 2013.
The open design of vMUSE allows integration with flight information displays, baggage reconciliation, gate management and operational databases.
The platform is also interoperable with all existing common-use terminal equipment (CUTE) technology and upcoming CUPPS.
ARINC has delivered airport projects in Egypt, including Cairo Airport TB3 and Seasonal Terminal.
EAC, a subsidiary of Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (EHCAAN), manages 19 regional airports in Egypt.
Image: ARINC will deploy its vMUSE common use passenger processing system at Egypt’s Borg El Arab airport.