Finavia Corporation renews long term support contract for Ultra Electronics’ UltraCUSE Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS)

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Ultra Electronics Airport Systems (“Ultra”) today announced that Finavia Corporation has renewed its long term support contract for Ultra Electronics’ world-leading UltraCUSE Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS)

Ultra Electronics Airport Systems today announced that Finavia Corporation has renewed its long term support contract for Ultra Electronics’ world leading UltraCUSE Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS).

Finavia, who operates and maintains a network of 24 airports across Finland, had a choice of whether or not to renew the support for the existing, recently upgraded UltraCUSE system.

“Having evaluated all of our options, it was clear that Ultra represented the best value solution,” commented Mr Lasse Salonen, ICT Manager with Finavia. “The business case Ultra made back in 2007 that supported the use of a hosted, multi airport Common Use solution on a virtualized platform has proved a success and is a model that still makes clear commercial sense to us.”

“Our strategy at Finavia is to provide a smooth travelling experience for passengers, and Ultra’s Common Use system plays a vital part in making that happen,” said Mr Jarno Putta, Vice President / CIO, Finavia Corporation. “The way passengers check in for flights is changing rapidly but in our view Common Use still has a vital role to play for us throughout our airport network for some years to come, and the pioneering approach from Ultra is the ideal solution for us.”

About UltraCUSE:
UltraCUSE is recognized by both airports and airlines alike as being the world’s leading CUPPS compliant Common Use solution. UltraCUSE is part of the Ultra Electronics Airport Systems Passenger Processing portfolio of solutions that are deployed at more than 50 airports around the world.

Enquiries: Gavin Evetts, Head of Sales gavin.evetts (at) ultra-as (dot) com

Further information about Ultra:
Ultra Electronics is an internationally successful defence, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth. The Group manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities generating innovative solutions to customer needs. Ultra applies electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments ranging from military applications, through safety-critical devices in aircraft, to nuclear controls and sensor measurement. These capabilities have seen the Group’s highly differentiated products contributing to a large number of platforms and programmes.

Ultra has world-leading positions in many of its specialist capabilities and, as an independent, non-threatening partner, is able to support all of the main prime contractors in its sectors. As a result of such positioning, Ultra’s systems, equipment or services are often mission or safety-critical to the successful operation of the platform to which they contribute. In turn, this mission-criticality secures Ultra’s positions for the long term which underpins the superior financial performance of the Group.

Ultra offers support to its customers through the design, delivery and support phases of a programme. Ultra businesses have a high degree of operational autonomy where the local management teams are empowered to devise and implement competitive strategies that reflect their expertise in their specific niches. The Group has a small head office and executive team that provide to the individual businesses the same agile, responsive support that they provide to customers as well as formulating Ultra’s overarching, corporate strategy.

Across the Group’s three divisions, the major market sectors in which Ultra operates are:

Defence: Ultra supplies advanced electronic and electrical systems and equipment to coalition defence forces around the world. The Group innovates to provide battle-winning, specialist capabilities that are tailored to the customer’s need and environment. Ultra has world-class capabilities in sonar systems, command & control, platform electrics, surveillance systems and network communications solutions.

Security: Ultra provides highly differentiated systems and capabilities to the broad security, intelligence and cyber market. Ultra has highly specialised capabilities in secure communications, networks and cryptographic equipment, key management systems and surveillance systems and intelligence gathering systems.

Transport: Ultra provides specialist software, systems and equipment for use in mass passenger transport systems. This includes high integrity real-time controls for civil aircraft, advanced IT solutions for modern airports and trackside power equipment for transit rail systems.

Energy: Ultra has a range of safety critical sensors and controls used in existing and new build nuclear reactors. The Group has innovative portable energy sources powered by readily available propane gas.

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