Swedish Airport Operator Awards Contract for Upgraded Planning and Passenger Flow System to Boeing Subsidiary
Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, today announced the award of a contract with Luftfartsverket (LFV), an airport operator based in Sweden. Preston will provide LFV with an upgrade to Gate Solutions (formerly Terminal Management System), a resource allocation system for use at Stockholm's Arlanda International Airport. Gate Solutions is part of Preston's Airport Solutions suite, and provides Stockholm-Arlanda with a powerful tool for detailed planning, optimization and real-time management of the airport's aircraft parking positions (stands) and gates.
While Stockholm-Arlanda has been using Gate Solutions since 1995, this upgraded version gives LFV more comprehensive planning capabilities and facilities to help manage the passenger flow in the terminals. This is especially critical now that Sweden has become part of the Schengen Agreement, which changes the processing of passengers who arrive from, and depart to, other nations abiding by this agreement.
"LFV has undertaken a major expansion at Stockholm-Arlanda airport, with additional terminals and a third runway, and at the same time must comply with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement," said Paul Gargett, chief executive officer of Preston. "We are pleased that Arlanda continues to show confidence in Gate Solutions through their upgrade to this latest version."
Preston develops state-of-the-art aviation management software, helping customers worldwide increase efficiency, capacity and safety through integrated simulation, decision support and scheduling solutions. Preston has developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through innovative software systems and consulting services. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the company also maintains offices in London, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
Preston Aviation Solutions is a unit of Boeing Air Traffic Management, which is developing revolutionary concepts to significantly increase capacity and enhance the safety and security of air traffic systems while retaining affordability for all users.