Monthly Archives: March 2017

Ottawa International Airport Becomes Launch Customer for ARINC cMUSE | Cloud-Based Passenger ProcessingIt has been announced that Rockwell Collins has launched its next-generation, cloud-native Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS).

Christopher Forrest, VP of Airport Systems for Rockwell Collins said, ‘We’ve re-architected our CUPPS platform as cloud-native software to provide airports with a more effective use of resources. Through ARINC cMUSE, airports can now enable innovation by letting airlines develop and deploy latest applications and services. This solution provides significant benefits to airports, regardless of size or existing infrastructure.’

The new offering will provide airports with a simplified, faster and more affordable system approach to passenger processing, which can be deployed either as a cloud or on-premise solution.

Ottawa International Airport has been named as the launch customer for the new offering.

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Airports solutions offer airports of all sizes, and in all global locations, the opportunity to integrate innovation and the latest technological applications, without the need to make further infrastructure investment.

Find out more about ARINC Airports passenger processing solutions.

Dubai Airports Introduce World's Fastest WiFi | Business Aviation NewsDubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central-Al Makhtoum International Airport (DWC) is to make the fastest WiFi speeds in the world available to its passengers – for free.

Using WOW-Fi, DXB and DWC will deliver up to 100mb connection speeds to support its travellers, following last years’ release of unlimited free WiFi across both airports. The aim, according to Michael Ibbitson, executive VP of Technology and Infrastructure for Dubai Airports, who said, ‘As the biggest international airport in the world, we are at the heart of many journeys across the globe. To support these travellers, late last year we launched unlimited free high-speed Wi-Fi across our airports, but our goal was to offer something they have never experienced at an airport before.’

With speeds of up to 100mb, many of the 89 million travellers that pass-through Dubai airports every year, will be able to quickly download emails, images, videos and interact with family and friends on social media, enjoying superfast, reliable and free connectivity.

As a part of the upgrade project, Dubai Airports has also provided required bandwidth via enhanced internet links of 5Gbps each, and is investing in over 6,000 new WiFi access points to ensure reliability and an upgraded wireless network infrastructure over both airports.

Changi Wins Best Airport Award | Airports Industry NewsIt has been announced at the Passenger Terminal Expo held in Amsterdam this week, that Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named World’s Best Airport for the fifth consecutive year. It is also the eighth time Changi has scooped the award since they began in 2000.

Skytrax World Airport Awards invites air travellers to cast their votes every year for airports around the world, in an annual global customer satisfaction survey, based on the following categories:

  • Leisure amenities
  • Cleanliness
  • Most-improved
  • Airport hotels
  • Airport staff service
  • Airports for dining
  • Regional airports
  • Shopping
  • Passenger numbers

Across the board, Changi Airport demonstrated high scores, and came out victorious at the top of the pile overall.

Individual winners included London’s Heathrow Airport, with an award for the world’s best airport shopping, Tokyo Haneda Airport is hailed as the world’s cleanest, and Hong Kong International has the best airport dining experience.

For full details of the winners, visit the website today.

Southampton Airport Runway Run 2016 | Join Them in 2017Every year, the UK’s Southampton Airport hosts its annual runway race in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight County Air Ambulance.

From 5am until 7am, the runway is closed to host the race, in which more than 500 runners are expected to take part this year, on Sunday 25th June.

Dave Lees, managing director at Southampton Airport is looking forward to welcoming the runners to his runway, ‘This year we are hoping to get even more people involved and even more money raised with the goal of hitting the £10,000 mark to celebrate the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance 10th Birthday. This is an incredibly worthwhile cause and we hope to see many people taking part, despite the early start!

Prizes will be up for grabs this year for the best dressed runner, and of course, the fastest.

To register for the event, which costs £20 to enter, with all proceeds going directly to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight County Air Ambulance, please visit the Southampton Airport website.