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S. Korea airport bats for operational efficiency

Veronica C. Silva | July 23, 2013
ARINC’s IT solution helps Jeju International Airport manage the flow of airlines and passengers more efficiently.

One of South Korea’s major airports has recently decided to implement an airport information system that can help manage efficiently the volume of traffic going through the airport. 

ARINC, a US-based company specialising in communications, engineering and integration solutions, said that Jeju International Airport will implement ARINC’s virtual Multi-User System Environment (MUSE), a shared passenger and flight information system. 

The system allows airlines to directly log into the Department Control System of the airport at any counter over any device. With the ARINC solution, the airport hopes to resolve the challenge of lack of enough check-in counters from which airlines can log into. This capability, in turn, helps the airport achieve operational efficiency. 

“The sharing of counter facilities will improve terminal operations, and allow both airlines and airports to welcome more airlines and passengers,” said a representative of the Airlines Operators Committee of Jeju (AOC-CJU), as quoted in ARINC’s press statement. 

ARINC’s vMUSE can also help the airport save on IT investments by reducing the hardware and support requirements needed to implement the IT system. vMUSE features virtualised servers that can be housed and maintained offsite but can be accessed from anywhere in the world. 

ARINC said the Jeju International Airport is its latest customer among the major international airports in South Korea, including the Incheon and Gimpo International Airports.

“ARINC’s systems being used by international airports throughout South Korea allows for connectivity between the airports and airlines operating from them. This will help to reduce the cost of operations and save on monthly host network fees for airlines which may already have host connectivity via Incheon International Airport, for instance,” the AOC-CJU spokesperson added.

ARINC said South Korea is one of its major markets in the Asia Pacific region. 

“ARINC continues to develop and deliver innovative, cutting-edge aviation technology solutions that maximise facility space, provide for self-service options, as well as remote options to enhance the passenger experience. vMUSE is an example of how ARINC delivers products that are progressive, reliable and, most importantly, scalable to suit our customers’ needs,” said Michael DiGeorge,  managing director, ARINC in Asia Pacific. 

 

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