Friday, July 5, 2013

■ EGYPT: Egyptair selects ARINC's AviNet for check-in system.

ARINCUS-based Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC) has announced that EgyptAir (MS) has signed a contract for its AviNet Airport service to support check-in operations using the Amadeus ALTEA Departure Control System (DCS).

This new agreement is in addition to another recent contract awarded in March by the Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) for the installation of its passenger processing solution, vMUSE, at five regional airports in Egypt including Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, Borg El Arab and Abu Simbel.

In addition to deploying the AviNet Airport service, ARINC will provide turnkey project management to deploy new ALTEA client software to connect the airports to the Amadeus ALTEA host. By providing this end-to-end service, ARINC is able to eliminate a significant portion of the cost as well as provide EgyptAir with a single point of contact, helping the airline effectively manage a major upgrade to its critical airport operations worldwide. 

ARINC will continue to manage future ALTEA software updates as part of the agreement