It has been announced that Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) has renewed its contract with Rockwell Collins and continues to build on a 20-year relationship that will advance its technological position with scalable, flexible passenger processing solutions and new passenger technologies.

Under the contract renewal, McCarran International will see 176 common-use self service kiosks replaced with new units as a part of the Terminal 1 upgrade.

‘Our team is constantly evaluating the airport’s infrastructure and operations seeking ways to enhance customer service, maximize efficiencies and increase flexibility,’ said Samuel Ingalls, assistant director of Aviation over Information Systems for LAS. ‘Over the past two decades we have had great success in managing our soaring passenger volume through the implementation of common use processes and other cutting-edge technologies such as those provided by Rockwell Collins.’

Maintaining its position as one the North America’s leading airports, LAS will work closely with Rockwell Collins to implement advanced passenger processing systems, including:

  • ARINC cMUSETM – Rockwell Collins’ next-generation cloud-native passenger processing system delivers a cost-effective, flexible check-in system to help reduced support and implementation requirements.
  • ARINC SelfDropTM – the current trials will continue with Rockwell Collins’ automated self-service bag drop and RFID tagging.

Included in the contract renewal is continued support for additional airport systems supplied by Rockwell Collins, which includes:

  • ARINC MUSE – Allowing cost-sharing applications for check-in and departure gates with Rockwell Collins’ common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS).
  • RFID Bag Tags – Radio Frequency Identification bag tags provide advanced bag tracking and tracing.
  • ARINC BagLinkTM – Supporting efficient and accurate baggage loading with a powerful baggage messaging server.
  • Local DCS – Simplifying the entire check-in process with a standalone check-in and boarding system.
  • Self-Boarding Gates – Allowing passengers to scan and board the aircraft via an automated gate.

Tony Chapman, senior director, Airport Systems Marketing and Strategy for Rockwell Collins said, ‘Rockwell Collins and LAS work together on a continual basis to ensure our solutions are meeting and exceeding the demands that passenger influx has on its airport operations. As we look further into the future, the integrated working team will look even closer at how biometrics and other disruptive technologies will enhance the curb-to-curb airport experience.’

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