Maldives to boost airport security with ARINC eBorders

26 June 2013 (Last Updated June 26th, 2013 18:30)

ARINC has received a contract from the Maldives Department of Immigration and Emigration to deploy its eBorders advanced passenger information system (APIS) to boost security.

Male Airport

ARINC has received a contract from the Maldives Department of Immigration and Emigration to deploy its eBorders advanced passenger information system (APIS) to boost security.

The system allows authorities to assess passenger information prior to landing, which also helps cut down passenger processing time, boosts controls and improves overall airport efficiency.

ARINC Asia Pacific managing director Michael DiGeorge said that the company would assist the Maldives in meeting its current and future border security and control objectives.

"It is crucial for airports and other points of entry to meet their border security and control requirements, while providing the highest levels of customer service," DiGeorge said.

"At the same time, they need manage increased operational costs as a result of compliance to new security requirements and mandates."

"It is crucial for airports and other points of entry to meet their border security and control requirements, while providing the highest levels of customer service."

Incorporating network transport technology, messaging service, and message format translations, the ARINC APIS will electronically process the information and interpret the information into the formats as per border control authorities' requirements.

The API messaging features enables the system to offer seamless communication and share passenger information among border control authorities within the country of destination.

The system forms part of ARINC's Electronic Borders portfolio of security solutions that are designed to deal with the entry and exit of travellers arriving or departing a country.


Image: Malé International Airport is a major airport in Maldives. Photo: file image.