Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 21, 2011
Unisys Corporation says its China subsidiary has been named systems integrator to support the expansion and modernisation of Chengdu Airport, including work on the airport’s new Terminal 2.
Unisys is subcontracted to the project’s prime contractor Sinotec, a Unisys partner in aviation industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Recent projects of Unisys include Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), the world’s largest terminal building, which was completed in time for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games; Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, also in China; and the new Terminal 3 at Delhi International Airport (DIAL) made ready for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India.
In 2010 Chengdu was China’s sixth busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers with 25.8 million passengers.
Under the project Unisys will supply the core operational systems for the entire airport including the Airport Operational Database (AODB) and the Flight Information Management system. The new AODB will be integrated with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system.
Terminal 2 will provide additional capacity for the busiest airport in Western China, and China’s sixth largest airport overall, which predicts annual passenger volume will grow 53 million by 2015.
As the systems integrator for Terminal 2, Unisys will supply the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and take the lead role in the interface design, testing and commissioning of the overall integration of various disparate airport systems to be used in the new terminal. Unisys will also oversee the trial of systems at the new terminal and provide maintenance for five years after the system has gone live and been accepted, planned for 2012.
“The expansion of Chengdu Airport is a reflection of the health of China’s aviation industry overall,” said Sury Chavali, Head of the Aviation practice for Unisys Asia Pacific. “Last year China became the world’s second largest economy. Such growth helps attract both international business travellers, and increases demand from domestic leisure travellers. Airports such as Chengdu will rely on integrated IT systems to offer travellers an enjoyable and efficient experience.”