Airport Management System provider, SITA, has been awarded a seven year deal with Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the implementation of their systems in 10 airports in the country.
In partnership with NIIT Technologies, the company will also provide airport operations control centres as a part of the $130 billion airport modernisation programme.
The airports involved in the programme are Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Calicut, Jaipur, Mangalore, Pune, Trichy, Trivandrum and Guwahati, whose combined annual passenger numbers are expected to rise to 450 million over the next six years.
The airport management systems will help with the implementation of collaborative decision making (CDM) to increase efficiency and in turn, more cost effective overall.
The AAI intend to install and run Common User Terminal Equipment across 38 airports, with automated baggage handling solutions, further streamlining operations through the airport management system.
Other airport management systems providers include ARINC, who offer a fully integrated suite of services with their industry-leading AviNet Airport system. The company, who have recently been bought by Avionics manufacturer Rockwell Collins for $1.39 billion, bring innovative and cost efficient communications solutions for airport management systems, CUTE technology and automated baggage handling with AviNet Airport.