Arinc on target to complete Egypt airports contract

07 May 2013

Technology firm also secures new deal in Libya

US technology firm Arinc is on target to fulfil its contract to supply passenger processing technologies to five regional airports In Egypt.

The contract covers the provision of passenger processing solutions to airports in Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, Borg El-Arab and Abu Simbel. Arinc secured the contract in February from client Egyptian Airports Company.

The contract required Arinc to work to a tight 14-week schedule to procure, build and install its passenger processing systems.  

Speaking on the sidelines of the Airport Show in Dubai on 7 May, Tony Lynch, Arinc’s regional director for the Middle East and Africa, said the company was on target to meet this deadline. “The equipment is on the ground in Cairo this week and will be distributed to the sites and teams will start work from next week to complete at the end of May,” he said.

The US company is working with Egyptian firm, Aviation Information Technology (AVIT), a subsidiary of the Egyptian holding company for airports and air navigation, on the implementation of the contract.

Arinc is looking to further expand its presence across North Africa and the Middle East following the award of this contract.

In Egypt, Arinc is keen to secure the systems contract for Cairo’s terminal 2 expansion project. A decision on this contract is expected to be made in August or September this year.

Lynch said the on-going instability in Egypt had had minimal negative effect on the company’s business. “We’ve found that since the revolution, we have actually grown our business there,” he says.

Arinc has also won a contract to provide passenger processing solutions to a Libyan airport in partnership with Italian firm A-ICE. The company is expected to shortly announce which airport it will be working on.

Last year, Arinc won a contract to provide passenger processing services at Ras al-Khaimah airport in the UAE.

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