KANSAS CITY, Mo., 7 April 2013. Officials at Tocumen International Airport (TIA) in the Republic of Panama needed an operations and information systems to support the facility’s expansion and modernization. They found their solution, a suite of Airport Operations and Information Systems, at Ultra Electronics Airport Systems in Kansas City, Mo.
The systems integration project complements the expansion and modernization work underway at TIA to improve safety of air operations and quality of service, as well as to position Panama for new business opportunities.
Ultra and TIA will jointly integrate and commission a variety of systems, including Flight Information Display and Resource Management Systems, Airport Operational Database, and an Aeronautical Billing System. TIA will enjoy reduced integration risks as new systems are introduced, as well as improved automation, utilization, and flexibility of key airport resources.
“Our systems will help them realize their growth and expansion plans,” states Jim Houghton, Ultra’s director of business development - Americas.
Tocumen International Airport is experiencing rapid growth as passenger volumes have nearly doubled over the past five years. “Ultra’s common use passenger processing system has been very beneficial for us at TIA since it was first implemented in 2005,” explains Luis Eleta, TIA’s manager of planning and strategic development.
Ultra Electronics Airport Systems provides Airport Information solutions, serving more than 100 airports worldwide.