Rockwell Collins selected for London airport upgrade

London Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports

George Ford
Published: March 25 2014 | 2:14 pm - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 10:09 am in

Rockwell Collins, through its recent acquisition of ARINC, has been awarded a five-year contract to install its common use passenger processing system in all four terminals at London Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports.

The contract was awarded by the Heathrow Airline Operators Committee, which represents the airlines serving the airport. Under the agreement, the airport will upgrade ARINC equipment in use since 1999 in terminals 1, 2 and 3  to vMUSE, the latest version of its multiuser system environment, and install a new vMUSE system in terminal 4.

The vMUSE platform will support more than 1,500 common use workstations and up to 300 back office workstations.

"As one of the world’s busiest airports, Heathrow must use the most effective passenger processing technologies available," said David Wilding, chairman of the Healthrow Airline Operators Committee Shared Systems Board. "The ARINC system enables us to meet the needs of our member airlines by improving the efficiency and flexibility of passenger processing."

Tony Chapman, executive director, Heathrow, for Rockwell Collins’ Information Management Services business, said the company has been working with Heathrow Airport for many years.

"As passenger traffic continues to grow, we remain committed to providing airlines and airports of all sizes with the most efficient solutions available to meet passenger demands," Chapman said.

Rockwell Collins' Information Management Services business was formed after the purchase of ARINC in 2013. The company’s products and services are used in over 100 airports worldwide to meet the challenges of steady growth in the number of air travelers and increasing security measures.

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