Honeywell signs MOU with Riyadh Airports Company
Honeywell and Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the use of Honeywell technologies that enable integration and automation at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) to increase efficiency, predictability and safety in its airport operations while also minimising environmental impact.
The MoU between RAC and Honeywell outlines the implementation, operation and maintenance of new Honeywell technologies at KKIA.
Honeywell will design and co-develop solutions with RAC to help it deliver on key outcomes at KKIA including operational efficiency, uptime and continuity, sustainability and the passenger experience. RAC has also agreed to pilot and validate new Honeywell solutions at the gateway.
“RAC continues to pursue its digital transformation programme to be one of the region’s leading airport operators,” said Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Maghlouth, CEO of Riyadh Airports Company.
“This collaboration will not only allow us to improve operations at KKIA but capitalise on the potential represented by the future passenger demand to enhance the overall experience of our passengers and further accelerate the future development of Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector as per the civil aviation strategy and the national transport and logistics strategy.”
It is noted that the collaboration highlights the commitment of RAC and Honeywell in supporting Saudi Vision 2030 – the national roadmap to transform the Kingdom into an industrial powerhouse and a global logistics hub.
The vision’s focus is on developing high-tech and knowledge-based careers that add significant value to the Saudi economy to compete globally.
Located in the north of Riyadh, KKIA comprises of five terminals and serves as the gateway to Saudi Arabia’s largest city.
Upon the Honeywell technology upgrade completion in 2022, terminals 3 and 4 will be able to accommodate up to 11 million passengers annually for international flights, incorporate 14 travel gates and 80 check-in counters.