ROUTES: RAK Airport signs 10-year technology development deal with Arinc
Ras Al Khaimah Airport has awarded Arinc a multi-million dollar, 10-year contract to implement a number of airport systems at the developing airport in the northern UAE.
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.
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. Tony Lynch highlighted 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."
Lynch confirmed the good working relationship. "RAK trusts us to deliver this time-critical project. As a master systems integrator with over 80 years' experience ARINC has unrivalled expertise in engineering new core infrastructure whilst ensuring a smooth migration process without disruption to either airport or passengers."
He said the 10-year deal demonstrates the commitment by both ARINC and RAK for a long-term partnership to evolve in the fast-growing Emirate, the fourth-largest in the UAE while enjoying a rapidly expanding economy with a steady increase in its global appeal as a superior destination for both business and leisure. "The level of integration and future-proofing that ARINC is bringing to RAK will make it one of the most intelligent airports in the world," he said.