ARINC Expands Presence in Middle East with Multiple Airport Contracts; Tony Lynch Comments

ARINC continues to expand its presence in the Middle East with a new contract in Ras al-Khaimah, ongoing projects in Doha and Dubai and a new office in Saudi Arabia, Steve Nichols reported Monday for Arabian Aerospace.
ARINC has won a multi-million dollar, 10-year contract to design, supply and install its core suite of airport passenger processing solutions and advanced airport operational systems at Ras al-Khaimah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

“We spent 18 months carefully ascertaining their requirements,” said Tony Lynch, regional director for ARINC Middle East and Africa. “From a small hosted L-DCS, the scope has been extended to the airport-wide suite of products, which has now been ratified. This is a really big step for us.”

Thales, ARINC’s partner on the contract, will work on the safety and security systems and the local area network for internet use by passengers.

ARINC is already doing work under a $260 million contract to install the information exchange infrastructure for data movement inside the main terminal buildings and more than 100 supporting facilities at Doha’s new international airport.

The airport will be home to Qatar Airways when it officially opens on Dec. 12, 2012.

It is expected to handle 29 million passengers annually once completed and at least 45 million passengers per year when fully operational.

“This is one of the largest projects we have ever worked on,” Lynch added. “Phase one and two are nearing completion and phase three has already started.”

ARINC’s contract with Dnata at Dubai International Airport to upgrade its multi-user system environment to the latest vMuse “virtualized” specification has been renewed for another five years”.

The solutions part of ARINC now has a larger presence in Saudi Arabia with the opening of an office that used to be run by the defense side of its business.

According to the article, ARINC is looking to expand its business in Saudi Arabia.

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