ARINC Wins Berlin Contract

Though it looks certain to be a world-class facility when it is operational, the opening of Berlin's BER has already been delayed twice. (Berlin Airports) (Alexander Obst / Marion Schmieding Berlin Airports)

ARINC will install advanced passenger check-in systems and other technology for Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is scheduled to open in June 2012. (Alexander Obst / Marion Schmieding Berlin Airports)

ARINC Incorporated has been awarded the contract for passenger check-in and departure systems at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which is currently under construction.
The company will install its vMuse common-use check-in solution, which is fully compliant with the IATA Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) standard.  The system includes self-service kiosks and baggage drops.  The BagLink baggage information distribution system will also be supplied to ensure that checked bags are routed securely.  ARINC will provide full maintenance and support services for the products.
A live test environment has been implemented on 54 workstations and the AviNet Airport service has been installed, so airlines can connect to the host systems immediately.  All hardware will be in place in February 2012.  At full operation, ARINC will have established vMuse on to 153 workstations for check-in and back office desks and 188 boarding gate workstations for use by 31 airlines and handling agents.
Head of Aviation Management at Berlin Airports, Andreas Deckert, said:  “We are pleased that with ARINC we have found a competent and experienced partner for CUPPS services at Berlin Brandenburg Airport.  The first units have already been operating for the test run of the airport, which started in November.