Thursday, March 7, 2013

■ EGYPT: Egypt Airports Co. awards ARINC 3 year passenger processing software contract.

ARINCEgyptian Airports CompanyThe Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) has awarded US-based Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC) a three year contract for the installation of its vMUSE passenger processing solution at five regional airports in Egypt including Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, Borg El Arab and Abu Simbel.

Aswan Airport
Aswan Airport (acezz3000)
ARINC will be working in partnership with Aviation Information Technology (AVIT), a subsidiary of the Egyptian Holding Company, responsible for Airport and Air Navigation.

Under the contract, ARINC will procure, build and install the core common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) and provide remote third level support while AVIT will handle first and second level support. The contract includes a 14 week delivery and implementation schedule in which all systems are due to be up and running at all five airports by the end of May 2013.
"Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) airports have been experiencing strong growth for several years," said Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Vice President of EHCAAN. "We believe that ARINC is an ideal partner to handle our continued expansion given their industry-leading technology and the tremendous airport experience they bring to the table, both globally and here in the Middle East."
"The ARINC vMUSE solution gives EAC the latest, state-of-the-art CUPPS platform," said Tony Lynch, Regional Director, ARINC Middle East & Africa. "We have developed strong relationships in Egypt based on our excellent track record in delivering key projects such as Cairo Airport TB3 and Seasonal Terminal. We are pleased to be selected by EAC for these five airports and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."
Source [ARINC]

ARINC's vMUSE maximizes airport operations by eliminating software engineering and development costs - giving smaller and mid-sized airports much more flexibility to upgrade their operations.