BH Airport Goes “Live” with Ultra Electronics Airport Systems' Airport Management System

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Exactly on schedule, only 10 months after contract award, Ultra and BH Airport successfully cutover to their new Airport Management System at Brazil’s Belo Horizonte International Airport.

Ultra delivered as promised - on time and within the original budget. They worked side-by-side with our IT and Operations teams to support all of our planning, design and test activities. The overall result was a successful cutover

Exactly on schedule, only 10 months after contract award, Ultra and BH Airport successfully cutover to their new Airport Management System at Brazil’s Belo Horizonte International Airport.

“Ultra delivered as promised - on time and within the original budget. They worked side-by-side with our IT and Operations teams to support all of our planning, design and test activities. The overall result was a successful cutover,” stated Daniel Bircher, Operations Director, BH Airport.

The Airport Management System provided by Ultra includes an Airport Integration Broker (IB), as well as an Airport Operational Database (AODB), Resource Management System (RMS) and Flight Information Displays (FIDS) – fully integrated with over a dozen other systems that are all honed into a state-of-the-art Airport Operations Control Center (“APOC”).

The BH Airport APOC enables a complete, real-time vision of aircraft movements and other airport operational resource activities using intelligent alert notification and monitoring of key performance indicators to maximize safety, efficiency and passengers’ experience. At the same time, airlines take advantage by receiving accurate operational planning and being physically present at APOC. Other benefits include automated resource planning, collaborative decision making and increased agility in response to operational changing conditions.

Paul Drury, Ultra’s Vice President, Americas stated: “This project ensures that BH Airport will improve the productivity of their facilities and resources as they expand to meet rapidly growing passenger demand. We look forward to providing even more capabilities in preparation for the new terminal opening at the end of 2016.”

About Belo Horizonte International Airport
BH Airport is the concessionaire for Belo Horizonte International Airport (“Confins”) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It is currently composed of 51% private capital, formed by the companies CCR Group, one of the largest infrastructure concession companies in Latin America, and the international airport operator, Zurich Airports. Infraero is also part of the shareholder composition with 49% of the capital. http://www.bh-airport.com.br

Belo Horizonte International Airport will operate and manage Confins until 2044, with plans to transform Confins into an “airport city” that promotes and contributes to the social development of the entire Minas Gerais State region.

About Ultra Electronics Airport Systems
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems is a global provider of transportation infrastructure operational performance systems. Its wide ranging portfolio of operational, passenger, baggage and business intelligence solutions is underpinned with a comprehensive suite of services for systems integration and managed service provision. http://www.ultra-as.com

Business Enquiries: Jim Houghton, Director of Business Development, Americas
jim.houghton(at)ultra-as(dot)com                        

Media Enquiries: Rich Schineller, rich(at)prmgt(dot)com

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