China's Chengdu Airport Selects Unisys to Integrate Key Airport and Traffic Control Systems

Unisys China subsidiary has been named systems integrator to support the expansion and modernization of Chengdu Airport, including work on the airport's new Terminal 2. 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.

Unisys is subcontracted to the project's prime contractor Sinotec, a Unisys partner in aviation industry in the Asia Pacific region.

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.

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."

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