Tradewinds Aviation Services implements Rockwell Collins’ ARINC PaxLinkSM system to improve ground handling services

  • Company’s first customer in Africa now using system to automate services 
RWANDA (Aug. 24, 2018) - Tradewinds Aviation Services has implemented the departure control system (DCS) and weight and balance modules of Rockwell Collins’ PaxLinkSM passenger service system to support its ground handling services at Jomo Kenyatta and Mumbasa Moi International Airports in Kenya, Africa.

ARINC PaxLink allows airlines and ground handlers to select from a number of options to create a tailored solution to streamline passenger check-in, boarding and flight load planning. It includes a reservations system, inventory management system, departure control system and weight and balance.

“We provide a wide variety of custom and turnkey solutions to the airline and cargo logistics industries in East Africa,” said Barry Tomlinson, chief executive officer at Tradewinds Aviation Services. Because ARINC PaxLink is cloud-based, we were able to implement it quickly to help us improve our operations and passenger services.”

“Tradewinds Aviation Services needed a customizable system to better support its diverse set of airline customers,” said Michael DiGeorge, vice president, Commercial Aviation and Network Services at Rockwell Collins. “ARINC PaxLink was an ideal fit because its modular design allows Tradewinds to provide enhanced services - both now and in the future.”

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