The latest news and views from ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East’s World Business partners.
DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL TO GET HUGE NEW ENGINEERING FACILITY
ADP Ingénierie has been appointed as project consultants for Emirates’ huge new $950 million ultra-modern engineering facility at Dubai World Central–Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
Spread over one million square metres, the engineering complex will be the largest and most advanced of its kind to be operated by any airline, adding a boost to Dubai’s world-class aviation infrastructure.
Purpose-built to support Emirates’ aircraft fleet and operating requirements into the 2040s, the facility will also be a centre of excellence for commercial aviation engineering services in the Middle East, with spare capacity potentially offered to other airline operators.
PPG OPENS NEW LOUNGES IN CHONGQING
Plaza Premium Group (PPG) will make its debut in Southwest China with the opening of three lounges at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG).
The three new Plaza Premium Lounges, set to open in stages from the fourth quarter of 2023 to early 2024, are the latest inclusions in its expansive network that spans over 80 international airports worldwide.
“For 25 years, the mission of PPG has been to make travel better by offering exceptional airport hospitality experiences. Our latest lounges in Chongqing emplify that ethos by not only providing a calm and comfortable venue, but by infusing local culture through our unique art and food collaboration,” enthuses PPG’s regional general manager for North Asia, Jenny Zhang.
Type of business: IT & Communications
Airports, airlines and ground handlers around the globe rely on Rockwell Collins’ ARINC integrated airport solutions. The company’s products and services are used in over 100 airports worldwide. Its efficient and cost-effective shared systems feature biometric identity management for use at check-in, security access points and boarding gates including use with self-boarding gates and common use check-in on tablet devices.
KEISER PHILLIPS ASSOCIATES
Location: United States
Type of business: Consulting & Management
Keiser Phillips Associates (KPA) is a consultancy firm that specialises in international business development, marketing services, bilateral trade and investment affairs and market research. KPA Aviation specialises in aviation demand forecasting, airports and airport-related facility planning and air cargo marketing issues.
NATIONAL PARKING COMPANY
Location: United Arab Emirates
Type of business: Retail & Commercial
For 15 years the National Parking Company (Mawgif) has become the pioneer in the Middle East for being the leading airport partner for parking operations and integrated technology and its ancillary services. It invests in airport parking through concession based contracts or BOT (Build Operate Transfer) agreements.