SITA, a specialist in air transport
communications and IT solutions, has been awarded a major contract
by the Dublin Airport Authority to act as Systems Integrator for
the specialist IT and communications systems for the airport’s new
€395 million Terminal Two.
Scheduled to open in
November 2010, the new terminal will increase current capacity
significantly at the airport allowing it to handle more than 30
million passengers per year using a portfolio of IT solutions and
applications which will maximise efficiency and improve the
quality of the passengers’ time in the airport.
The new terminal
will also include new facilities to allow passengers to clear US
Customs and Immigration before leaving Ireland.
SITA, which has provided passenger processing and data
communication services to the Dublin Airport Authority for more
than 10 years, will provide the new terminal with fully integrated
IT systems with all applications running on a common network
In total, SITA, partnering with
a number of leading technology providers, will deliver
fourteen systems including the data network, wireless
and radio networks; CCTV; Access Control; Telephony; the
Operations Control Centre; Passenger Screening and the
Terminal’s display systems.
Declan Collier, CEO, Dublin Airport
Authority, said, “Our investment in infrastructure will transform
the passenger experience at Dublin airport. We are delighted that
a company of SITA’s experience and expertise has come through the
selection process to manage the systems implementation at the new
terminal and help the DAA ensure Dublin airport operates at the
highest international levels and is a world-class gateway to
Rob Watkins, SITA Regional Vice
President, Sales and Relationship Management, Northern Europe,
added, “Our team of specialists in Dublin is working with other
leading global suppliers to ensure that the IT systems will allow
the most efficient management of the airport.
is also developing unique and innovative applications for the DAA
to ensure that Dublin is attractive to both airlines and
passengers. One such application will support the US Customs and
Border Protection operations in Dublin. This new Baggage Imaging
System will be used by US Customs authorities during pre-flight
clearance and will allow passengers to clear both US immigration
and customs in Ireland, differentiating Dublin from other European
capital city airports as a major gateway to the United States.”
Dublin is Ireland’s largest airport handling 75% of
all air traffic into the country. The development of Terminal 2 is
part of the Transforming Dublin Airport Plan; the first phase,
which runs until the delivery of T2, includes a range of measures
focussed on improving the passenger experience such as improved
check-in and boarding areas and a range of campus-wide investment
in new airfield facilities, new utilities, new airport roadways,
and passenger set-down and pick-up areas.
than 1,700 people are currently working on T2 and associated
projects and the numbers employed on the programme will rise to
about 2,400 during the peak construction phase later this year.
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