RwandAir chooses Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport systems to improve operations and enhance passenger processing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (May 10, 2015) – Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) and related technologies to support the airline’s strong passenger growth.

Under a new, five-year contract, RwandAir will implement the company’s ARINC vMUSE™ common use check-in platform, ARINC AirVue Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and AirDB 7, the latest generation ARINC Airport Operational Database (AODB) system.

“We selected Rockwell Collins because we were impressed by its reputation for excellent customer service, as well as the history of successful project implementations for other airports in our region,” said John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer at RwandAir.

“The African aviation industry has been experiencing steady growth over the past several years,” said Paul Hickox, managing director, IMS EMEA for Rockwell Collins.  “RwandAir, one of Africa’s fastest growing airlines and a key pillar in the development of Rwanda’s economy, is playing a key role in successfully developing Kigali International Airport as a new hub at the heart of Africa. With the renovation of Kigali and the selection of Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport systems, RwandAir clearly understands the need for providing scalable and customizable solutions that are on international standards.”

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About RwandAir
From Kigali as its hub in the heart of Africa, RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines and operates one of the youngest fleet on the African continent.

The airline which is also well reputed for an incredible on time performance, reaches out to eighteen cities in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.

RwandAir also plans to purchase two brand new A330s aircraft in order to expand its services to Europe and Asia.

RwandAir recent major milestone is the passing of the IATA Operational Safety Audit which resulted in the acquisition of the IOSA certificate. The airline’s commitment to operate with the highest and international industry safety standards continues with the pursuit of another certification, the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations expected to be completed by June 2016.


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