Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 34 - Page 11

NEWS GACA selects SITA for tech transformation at Saudi airports S audi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernisation of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. As part of the technology upgrade, SITA is implementing its AirportConnect Open platform which allows airlines to work seamlessly at airports using common facilities while delivering a smooth self- service experience from check-in to boarding. It is also supported by the introduction of new Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity across all airports. AirportConnect Open provides future- proof infrastructure which will enable the implementation of cutting-edge solutions such as biometric single-token travel and common-use payment systems. In addition, SITA is providing GACA with a state-of-the-art baggage management solution in line with industry standards, enabling GACA airports to meet the baggage tracking requirements of IATA’s Resolution 753. SITA will help airlines track and capture baggage data at check-in, loadin rFFP&7&gBG&6fW"B'&fऄR&GVƆ&VBХF֖֒&W6FVBbt46C( t42VBWB6V"gWGW&Rf"6VF''G2V&ƖrW2FVWBW"6FVV@76VvW"w&wFvRFrFPv&N( 2&W7B''Bf6ƗFW2( Т4VfW'6G'FW'2vFFVT2FG&vVFV6w4VfW'6G2v&rvFFVT2FWVfVP7GVFVG2f"6&VW"B&6W72W&&B&GV&VfW'6GRFRv&N( 2&vW7BVfW'6Gf"vV0'FW&VBvFWFW&&v6F2F&fFRFVw&VW2@6W'Ff6FW2BR2'FW&VBvFGV&Ɩ6GVfW'6GFV6FRf'7@7FW'2FVw&VR6WFrvF7V6Ɨ6FFFǗF70f&R4^( 26VvRb6WFW"Bf&F66V6W22ffW&rFVw&VW26WFW"66V6Rf&F77FV2Bf&FFV6w2V&W"bFVT>( 2WFW&&W6V&6B6FV֖2Ɩ6P&w&FR6VvR2G&VBB6W'FfVBSrfVRFF66V6PB&rFFǗF727GVFVG2F26VW7FW"vFFFF27GVFVG26W'FfVB6VBg&7G'V7GW&RFRVfW'6G6G&GV6VBFRdv&R7F6fwW&RBvR6W'6R2VV7FfRG&r6W'6Rf"6V"7GVFVG2VBf&W2FV6VvRb6WFW"Bf&F66V6W2&6W72W&&B&GV&VfW'6G6C( vP&R&VBF&RVFrVfW'6GF7FfVǒ&FRFRFF6VBF6f&6RFRvFF&VvFRG&GV7FbGW7G&&VWfB6W'Ff6F2BG&r( ЧwwrFVƖvVF66ФVB֖6V"f6R&W6FVBB&VvvW"֖FFRV7BGW&WBg&6FVT26C( vR6w&GVFP&6W72W&&B&GV&VfW'6GF2vFW&gV6WfVVBBf'v&BF6FVrFv&vFFVFGf6RFRFV66VGV6FbvVFR&Vv( ФDTĔtTD4