ARINC Incorporated has announced it has completed the installation of new passenger processing systems at Brussels Airport in Belgium. The company is also providing on-site support for the duration of the contract.
It has installed its CUPPS-compliant vMUSE common use system on nearly 500 workstations and is providing full maintenance and support services. The company is also providing 40 CUSS self-service check-in kiosks, and has installed its VeriPax passenger verification system integrated with existing KABA gates to control access to the airside terminals. ARINC has also installed its AviNet global networking solution at the airport to provide secure WAN connectivity to airlines’ host systems.
Pierre Gehrenbeck, CUTE & Telecommunications Service Manager, Brussels Airport, commented: “ARINC’s proven history of successfully migrating major airport sites to common-use passenger processing systems was a key factor in our selection decision. In addition, the efficient and cost-effective programme is fully scalable to our airport and can
be easily adapted to fit our projected growth.”
Tony Chapman, ARINC’s Senior Director, Integrated Travel Solutions added: “We look forward to a long and successful working relationship as we support Brussels Airport in their efforts to become the most efficient and welcoming airport in Europe. ARINC’s expertise in engineering new core infrastructures guarantees a smooth installation process that will not disrupt passengers or airport operations.”
ARINC says its vMUSE platform maximises the use of airport infrastructure through shared workstations, reducing the need for complex and expensive hardware systems. It supports any application an airline chooses to use and is fully scalable to any size airline or airport. The manufacturer adds that vMUSE’s open design allows for easy integration with flight information displays, baggage reconciliation, gate management, and operational databases. CUPPS technology significantly reduces the time and effort necessary for deploying airline applications by standardising technical requirements, leading to cost savings and faster deployment.