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NEW PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY FOR NEPALESE GATEWAYS
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has selected Collins Aerospace to provide passenger processing and baggage systems at Nepal’s Tribhuvan (KTM), Gautam Buddha (BWA) and Pokhara (PKR) international airports.
According to Collins, its solutions will help the airports ease congestion; enable airlines to accelerate passenger processing and sort, route and handle baggage with higher accuracy; and streamline the passenger’s experience with the ability to self check-in, tag and dispatch their own luggage.
The systems to be deployed include ARINC Multi-User System Environment (MUSE), ARINC SelfServ Common Use Self Service (CUSS) Kiosks, ARINC Self Service Bag Drop, ARINC BagLink and Baggage Reconciliation System.
KTM is located in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, in Bagmati Province. It is Nepal’s busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers and only international gateway. BWA is one of the oldest airports in Nepal after KTM, serving tourists who visit Lumbini for its Buddhist Heritage Tour, and PKR is the aerial gateway to the Himalayan and Annapurna regions in Nepal.
“Collins’ airport solutions are customisable and scalable to fit both small and large airports, and we utilise onsite resources to optimally distribute passenger traffic to ensure that we don’t have an area that is congested.” said Rakan Khaled, the company’s general manager for airport systems.
KEISER PHILLIPS ASSOCIATES
Type of business: Consulting and Management
Contact: Thomas Phillips
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 is known for aviation demand forecasting, airports and airport-related facility planning and air cargo marketing issues.
L&B WORLDWIDE AUSTRALIA
Type of business: Equipment
Contact: Gary Gibb
Landrum & Brown (L&B) is an internationally recognised aviation planning and consulting firm with over seventy years of service to the commercial aviation community. The technical capabilities of L&B are organised into four areas of expertise: airport facilities and operations planning; environmental planning; terminal planning; and financial planning and programme implementation. These specialised resources provide L&B with the ability to respond to large scale and technically challenging assignments that include forecasting, conceptual planning and design, financial feasibility, environmental approval and programme implementation.
SMITHS DETECTION (ASIA PACIFIC)
Type of business: Equipment
Contact: Fang Jing Zhi
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security. Its experience and history across more than 40 years at the frontline, enables it to deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.