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ACI's World Business Partners. Issue 6 2014

Rockwell Collins signs MoU with Incheon

Rockwell Collins has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), which it hopes will expand its footprint in Asia and act as the catalyst for the development of new technology.

As part of the agreement, Rockwell Collins says both companies have agreed to combine their “technical expertise, cutting-edge solutions and industry knowledge to advance passenger processing” in small and medium airports in South East Asia.

Under the MoU, Rockwell Collins will also integrate its ARINC vMUSE common-use platform and other passenger and baggage processing solutions with IIAC’s new AirCUS check-in solution, offering airlines greater flexibility and reliability while ensuring smooth passenger flows and operational efficiencies.


Cambodia duty free extension

Cambodia Airports and Dufry have renewed their partnership with a new contract running until 2020 for the operation of duty free outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.

Also, along with the terminal extensions at both platforms, additional retail space totalling 1,670 square metres will be allocated to Dufry, which is an increase of more than 100% on its current retail perimeter.

The airport operator says the expansion of the areas will be instrumental in deploying a walk-through concept that will “further enhance the shopping experience for passengers and airport users”.

More space it explains also means a wider range of products on offer including international brands for perfume, cosmetics and fashion accessories.

Julian Diaz, CEO of Dufry Group, enthuses: “The renewal and extension of retail space allow us to further develop the business in Cambodia.

“The operations in Cambodia are a significant part of our global portfolio and the close proximity to China provides a solid basis for success.”

In 2013, 5.1 million passengers used the two Cambodian international airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, which between them provide nearly 500 flights per week.


High praise

Parsons has won a 2014 Constructech Vision Award for its work on the Denver International Airport (DIA) Hotel and Transit Center project. 

Parsons won a Gold Award in the Builder/GC Commercial More Than $500 million category. 

Aconex – a provider of cloud solutions for large construction and engineering projects – was also honoured as a technology enabler for its work with Parsons on the programme.

Parsons is using the Aconex platform for the DIA Hotel and Transit Center programme. The project– which requires collaboration between 116 different organisations – consists of a Westin Hotel and conference centre, a public transit centre with a commuter rail station, a pick-up/drop-off point for buses, and a public plaza.

“This award is yet another example of our commitment to innovation and to providing our customers with top-quality technological solutions,” says Parsons Group president, Todd Wager.

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