Annapolis, Maryland, May 1, 2013—ARINC’s Airport Systems Division today announced that the Calgary Airport Authority has agreed to extend its existing contract for ARINC’s Common Use Passenger Processing (CUPPS) systems through 2022. As part of the contract, ARINC’s wholly owned subsidiary, ARINC Managed Services (AMS), LLC has been selected to perform on-site maintenance for the airport.
The contract extension includes ARINC’s vMUSE, BagLink, Common Use Self Service (CUSS) and Local Departure Control System (L-DCS) systems. As part of the agreement, all of the airport’s current systems are being updated to reflect the latest standards, including an upgrade of vMUSE to the current IATA CUPPS Standard version 1.3.
The ARINC systems provide the common use foundation for the entire airport, including the ability to extend into the new International Terminal, currently under construction. The new terminal, part of a major airport expansion, will go into operation in 2015 and will nearly double the size of the airport’s facilities, enabling it to meet increased demand for its services.
“Calgary has been an ARINC customer for the past 10 years and we are looking forward to the next 10 years,” said Paul Lawrence, Director, Information Technologies & Telecommunications at YYC. “Using the ARINC platform is helping us meet our goal of providing our customers with the most positive travel experience possible.”
“Calgary Airport has been a valued ARINC customer for over 10 years,” said Mike Picco, Vice President of ARINC’s Airports Systems Division. “We very much look forward to extending and growing our partnership through the next decade as we look to keep Calgary at the forefront of passenger processing technologies. ARINC’s technology will enable YYC to meet not only today’s passenger travel requirements, but also those of the future.”
About Calgary International Airport
Calgary International Airport (YYC) is Canada’s fourth busiest airport and has more than doubled in size and passenger volume over the last 15 years. In 2011, the airport broke previous records, welcoming over 13.6 million passengers. YYC is Alberta's premier international gateway and the destination of choice for passengers, airlines and cargo operations.
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 website at www.arinc.com.
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