Swiss firms unveil key aviation technologies
Dubai, May 13, 2014
Swiss companies have come out in full force to further strengthen their market presence in the Middle East region by showcasing their latest portfolio of technology and solutions at the 14th Airport Show in Dubai.
Seeking to play an important role in meeting the demand of the regional aviation markets, a total of 14 companies are participating under the Swiss Pavilion, one of the six country pavilions at the top-league B2B event for the airport industry, which concludes today (May 13).
According to the organisers, the Swiss firms enjoy high global recognition for their quality standards, innovation, service and credibility.
The key exhibitors this year range from ERNI AGL AG, Europoles Suisse GmBH and Vitra International AG to companies like Xovis AG and IST--Edelstahl-Anlagebau AG.
The Xovis PTS, person tracking and counting system, is set to revolutionise the way airports manage the crowd as the system enables airports to reach new levels of passenger flow analysis and steering.
The system provides passenger counting, process and waiting time measurements, queue management, passenger flow steering and passenger behavior analysis.
David Studer, the CEO of Xovis, said: "At present this system has been placed at ten leading airports in Europe, including Copenhagen and Vienna. We are quite hopeful of entering this market soon as the visitors have shown high interest in the technology.
IST--Edelstahl-Anlagebau AG’s Aircraft Ground Energy System (AGES) is the first complete system for the power and pre-conditioned air needs of aircrafts on ground."
Andrea Zimmermann, the junior CEO of IST, said: “Rising fuel prices and a greater need to protect the environment demand a greater awareness and fundamental review of energy efficiency. The implementation of AGES allows airports to invest in the future as well as the environment.”
Carl A Ziegler, the CEO of T-Link Fairs & Events, the organizer of the pavilion, said: “All the participating companies are featuring approved technologies as well as new developments for the market, ranging from excellent solution in passenger monitoring system to aircraft ground energy systems, helping sustainability by offering clean, reliable and innovative ways.”
Ziegler said the Swiss firms were looking to tie-up with airports in the region.
The Show is being attended by 250 exhibitors from 39 countries looking for a strong footing in the region’s highly-promising aviation markets. More than 105 Hosted Buyers from the region are taking part.-TradeArabia News Service