Johnson Controls to provide technology integration at Viracopos International Airport

12 November 2013 (Last Updated November 12th, 2013 18:30)

Johnson Controls will install and integrate all airport management systems at Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of the airport renovation and expansion project.

Johnson Controls will install and integrate all airport management systems at Viracopos International Airport (VCP) in Campinas, Brazil, as part of the airport renovation and expansion project.

As part of the integration plan, Johnson Controls will deploy and install 22 airport systems, including building management, security and fire systems, telecommunications infrastructure, flight information displays, baggage management, a resource management system and an airport operational database.

Johnson Controls vice-president and general manager Marcelo Therezo said: "These integrated systems will help make Viracopos a reference point for other international airports.

"Viracopos became the first airport in South America to use the company's advanced concepts, guaranteeing full integration of all airport systems."

"The systems we are installing there will enable what every passenger wants, a seamless airport experience that delivers easy access to flight information and smooth baggage retrieval, all in a comfortable, connected and safe environment."

Work began this year on renovating the existing terminal and constructing a new one, which is expected to handle 14 million passengers annually.

The expansion project will enable the airport to cater to the expected influx of passengers for the FIFA 2014 World Cup to be held at locations throughout the country.

Johnson Controls was awarded the $60m technology contract to create an environment resulting in enhanced passenger comfort, safety and convenience, along with lower energy and operational costs.

This makes Johnson Controls the single technology point of contact for the airport operator, Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos, which in turn eliminates system and infrastructure duplication and dealing with multiple vendors.

Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos chief executive officer Luiz Alberto Kuster said: "By utilising Johnson Controls technology services, Viracopos became the first airport in South America to use the company's advanced concepts, guaranteeing full integration of all airport systems."

The new Viracopos terminal is slated to open in May 2014, a month ahead of the World Cup games.

Johnson Controls is a US-based company globally offering products and services to optimise energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles.