Annapolis, Maryland, January 30, 2013 — ARINC’s Airport Systems Division today announced that Vancouver Airport Authority signed a five-year contract to renew its Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) technology at Vancouver International Airport.
Under the terms of the contract, the Airport Authority will upgrade to ARINC’s latest vMUSE platform. In addition to being CUPPS-compliant, vMUSE supports new technologies like self-boarding gates and self service bag drops. The Airport Authority’s Common Use Self Service (CUSS) and BagLink systems are also being updated as part of the new contract.
The agreement also renews the Airport Authority’s dedicated on-site technical support provided by ARINC Managed Services (AMS), LLC, ARINC’s IT maintenance subsidiary. AMS will provide the operational and maintenance support services for all IT systems located throughout the facility.
“We are continually looking for ways to enhance and streamline the processing of our customers through our facilities. We are pleased to extend our partnership with ARINC,” said Kevin Molloy, Vice President, Simplified Passenger Travel and Chief Information Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority. “ARINC’s leading-edge technology and their outstanding technical support make them an ideal partner for us.”
“Vancouver Airport Authority is a recognized leader in using IT as a way to Simplify Passenger Travel,” said Mike Picco, Vice President of ARINC’s Airports Systems Division. “We are proud to receive this comprehensive contract renewal from one of airport industry’s foremost innovators.”
ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C certified. For more information, visit the web site at www.arinc.com.
The contract extension includes ARINC’s vMUSE, BagLink, Common Use Self Service (CUSS) and Local Departure Control System (L-DCS) systems.
Earlier this year MUC installed automated quick boarding gates and secured ARINC to provide support for the current contract life time.
The contract calls for a two phased implementation process, with the first to be completed and operational by August 2013 and the second slated for early 2014.