Annapolis, Maryland, USA, December 18, 2007-In highly competitive bidding, ARINC Incorporated has won a new $6.2 million contract to remain the primary provider of passenger systems and support at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. ARINC's new customer is Airoportsde Montréal, which has overall airport responsibility. ARINC previously provided the airport systems and support under a contract with member airlines of the Montréal CUTE CLUB (CUTE Local Users Board).
ARINC will provide an increased total of 331 check-in workstations and 72 new SelfServ(TM) check-in kiosks. ARINC Managed Services, LLC will continue to serve the airport with an expanded IT maintenance and support program.
"We sought a partner willing to work within our business model to advance technology for all airline customers at Montréal-Trudeau," stated Reginald Jean-Gilles, Director, Information Technology. "Based on our favorable experience with ARINC, we are confident they will be fully responsive to our needs throughout the new contract."
"ARINC is delighted to receive this vote of confidence from Airoportsde Montréal," stated Mike Picco, ARINC Vice President, Airport Systems. "This validates our two-part approach-delivering the most advanced common-use technology, and supporting our customers through a professionally certified managed services organization."
"I wish to acknowledge and thank everyone at ARINC involved in this project and the negotiations process, for their contribution, participation, and professionalism," stated Michel Poitras, Assistant Director, Procurement, Airoportsde Montréal. "We have had many productive exchanges, and the result is certain to benefit both ADM and ARINC."
"In 2002, the Montréal CLUB was among the first airports to name ARINC's Managed Services group to provide on-site system maintenance and support. Their focus-like ours-has consistently been on customer satisfaction," stated Jim L. Martin, Senior Director, ARINC Managed Services. "The airport's steady growth from 200 to 350 workstations confirms their success. We are proud to continue our work here, and to count Airoportsde Montréal among our premier customers."
Airoportsde Montréal is responsible for management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports. Montréal-Trudeau is undergoing a major expansion and modernization to increase capacity and enhance passenger service. ADM is financing all of these improvements itself, with no government grants. For more information, visit the web site at www.admtl.com.
ARINC Managed Services (AMS) is the global IT support and service subsidiary of ARINC Incorporated. AMS manages projects at over 450 locations worldwide, and is the leading provider of Operations, Maintenance, and Staffing services for the airports industry. For more information, visit the ARINC Managed Services web site at www.arinc.com/ams.
ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional offices in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 certified. For more information go to www.arinc.com.
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