Rockwell Collins unveils upgrades to airport operations platform at Passenger Terminal Expo

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Rockwell Collins has launched a series of enhancements to its ARINC airport back office solutions at Passenger Terminal Expo in Cologne, Germany. The upgrades are aimed at streamlining passenger processing, improving operations and helping airports accommodate the increased demand for air travel services.

The ARINC back office solutions move and manage information throughout the airport and beyond, and they share crucial information for improved decision making. The solutions include AirDB, AirTQM, AirPlan and AirVue.

The upgrades include the addition of a fully integrated dashboard to AirDB that provides color coded indicators to monitor airport operations and provides situational awareness alerts. AirTQM was also introduced at Passenger Terminal Expo. The solution is a mobile aircraft turnaround tool that improves on-time performance through better management of controllable delays.

Furthermore, AirVue Interactive has undergone a major upgrade, which includes state-of-the-art 3D and mobile wayfinding, multimedia communications and full content management capabilities that can enhance non-aviation revenues at airports. A new intuitive reporting engine in AirPlan was also launched that provides gate/stand utilization reports as well as capturing other daily operational data to enhance future scheduling.

“The ARINC airport operations solutions help alleviate aircraft congestion at gates, improve on-time departure and arrival rates, as well as provide data to interactive flight information displays that keep passengers informed and moving,” said Tony Chapman, senior director of Product Management and Strategic Programs for Rockwell Collins. “Rockwell Collins has been aggressively investing in research and development to deliver new products and services. These enhancements are just the first of many new innovations we are bringing to market to provide customers with the solutions they need to better manage their operations.”

The company also announced new projects with Berlin-Schönefeld, Cologne Bonn, Dublin and Cork airports. The contracts were for Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE common use passenger processing solution.

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