Airplan S.A., a private airport management company overseeing operations at six airports in Colombia, has signed a multi-year contract to renew and expand the use of Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport solutions.
Since 2010, Rockwell Collins has provided services to Airplan airports including José María Córdova, Rionegro (MDE), Olaya Herrera, Medellín (EOH), Los Garzones, Montería (MTR), Antonio Roldán Betancur, Carepa (APO), El Caraño Quibdó (UIB) and Las Brujas, Corozal (CZU).
MDE and EOH are using ARINC vMUSE™ common use check-in and ARINC SelfServ™ common use kiosks to improve the passenger experience while reducing costs. The ARINC solutions enable the airports to support multiple carriers without requiring additional investments in infrastructure.
Airplan has also extended the contract to include the use of Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport operational solutions at MDE to optimize terminal operations by helping determine the most time-efficient use of aircraft, gates and stands, better managing existing resources.
“We have been working with Rockwell for some time now, and our renewal demonstrates our satisfaction with the solutions it’s providing, This new contract will allow us to provide better services for airlines and passengers,” said Sara Ramirez, CEO at Airplan. “Rockwell Collins’ airport solutions will continue to modernize aviation transportation and infrastructure in the region.”
The new agreement also includes a full technology refresh of airport equipment to the latest standards, including a state-of-the-art virtualized core design that will reduce costs by saving space and decreasing energy expenses.
ARINC airport solutions deployed at the airports include:
ARINC AirDB 7™
ARINC Resource Management System
Source: Rockwell Collins.