Siemens Signs Dubai Airports Deal

Michael Ibbitson, EVP, Technology & Infrastructure, Dubai Airports, Michael Reichle CEO Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (front row, from left).  Michael Schneider, Global Head Airports, Cargo, Ports at Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, Roland Busch, Member of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Siemens AG, Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO Siemens Dubai (back row, from left).  (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) and Dubai Airports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore potential areas of collaboration that will enhance passenger experience and throughput, cost optimization and energy efficiency at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC).

Siemens says the MoU identifies the intent to explore potential areas of collaboration in the fields of data management and digitalisation.  As part of this agreement the companies aim to utilise IoT technology and infrastructure as well as analytical capabilities to establish a standardised and secure way to exchange quality-assured data across different stakeholders at the airports in real-time.

“Our ongoing focus is to use data, analytics and technology to boost service, throughput and efficiency across the board simultaneously,” said Michael Ibbitson, Executive Vice President of Technology and Infrastructure at Dubai Airports.  “Siemens has extensive expertise in this area and a long and successful track record working with Dubai Airports. We are excited about unleashing the potential of closer collaboration for the benefit of our customers and our bottom line.”