Malaysia Airports Selects Preston Gate Allocation System

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a Boeing [NYSE: BA] wholly owned subsidiary, has been commissioned by Malaysia Airports to replace the existing gate-allocation system at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with its dynamic airport resource management system -- Airport Solutions.

Airport Solutions will be installed at Malaysia's premier airport hub to assist the team at KLIA's airport operations to better manage the forecasted growth and ongoing expansion of the airport. Preston's integrated suite of decision support tools will provide KLIA with a sophisticated and reliable resource management system, which will meet the day-of-operations and strategic planning requirements of its gate and remote parking resources, check-in desks and baggage carousels.

"Allocating the right resources at the right time is a challenging task for any major international airport hub, which is why a system like Airport Solutions will enable us to confidently handle KLIA's current and future resource demands," said Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports.

"Preston's new resource management system will also assist us to evaluate past, current and future passenger processing operations at KL International Airport." The implementation of Airport Solutions at KLIA commenced in February and is expected to be operational by September 2005.

Airport Solutions is currently in use by many of the world's leading international airports including: Auckland International Airport, New Zealand; Bangkok International Airport, Thailand, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong; Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted International Airports, London; Narita Airport, Japan; Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport, Stockholm; and Vancouver International Airport; Canada.

Preston Aviation Solutions is a leader in the development of advanced airspace and airport simulation, decision support and airport resource allocation systems. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Preston is an integral part of the Boeing Commercial Aviation Services unit. The established market presence and reach of Boeing, coupled with Preston's world-leading technology and extensive customer base, allow Preston to offer unprecedented levels of aviation expertise, knowledge and support.

Malaysia Airports is responsible for the management, operation, maintenance and future development of KLIA and the provision of airport-related services. KLIA is the result of visionary strategy to meet the needs of aviation traffic in the 21st century. Managing over 21 million passengers a year, KLIA is recognized as one of the leading modern airports of the world and the ultimate gateway to Malaysia.

For further information:
Cameron Baillie
Business Development Manager Middle East / South East Asia
Preston Aviation Solutions
+61 39428 8899
Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad
Managing Director
Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
03-7846 3990