Arinc wins major RAK airport contract
Ras Al Khaimah, September 30, 2012
US-based Arinc Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, said it has won a multi-million dollar, 10-year contract to implement multiple airport systems at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.
The project involves the design, supply and installation of Arinc’s core suite of airport passenger processing solutions as well as advanced airport operational systems.
It will also include hitech, common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) and boarding operations at the expanding airport, said Tony Lynch, the regional director of Arinc MEA and Andrew Gower, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport at the 18th "World Route Development Forum (World Routes)" being held in Abu Dhabi.
The installation of VMuse/Cupps, L-DCS, AirVue (FIDS), AirDB (AODB), InfoHub and Multi-Channel at RAK, in what will be the first off-site hotel check-in and bag drop in the region, will also equip the airport with future intelligence that will change the way in which people use it today, said Lynch.
It is anticipated that the number of Cupps workstations and services will increase during the lifetime of the contract, as not only is the existing terminal being expanded, but there are plans for a new passenger terminal, dedicated to charter activity.
Lynch pointed out that Arinc won the bid through its close collaboration and consultation with the team at RAK Airport.
“We spent 18 months carefully ascertaining their requirements,” he said. “From a small hosted L-DCS the scope has been extended to the airport-wide suite of products which has now been ratified.”
“RAK International Airport’s current expansion will see the airport ready to receive the steadily increasing number of passengers over the next few years,” said Gower.
"We are confident that Arinc is the right partner in this programme as their refreshing approach and industry knowledge ticks all the boxes for hi-tech, efficient, integrated airports."
"We needed a partner who could embrace the concept of taking the airport out into the wider RAK, the resorts, hotels and the city. Arinc will partner us on the journey of turning the concept into a reality, bringing the possibility of check-in-less airports one step closer," he added.
Headquartered in Maryland, Arinc is a leading provider of communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide.-TradeArabia News Service