850 flights take off from Terminal 3 in the first week of its operation, with Unisys serving as master systems integrator
New Delhi, August 23, 2010– Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced that its Indian subsidiary, acting as system integrator for Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), worked alongside DIAL to successfully commence operations at Terminal 3 at the city’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Terminal 3 was built to cater for India’s growing aviation industry, and will welcome visitors for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Terminal 3 is a state of the art integrated passenger terminal featuring world class facilities. It will provide additional capacity of 34 million passengers a year to Delhi’s IGI Airport. It will cater for increased air traffic expected for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and thereafter. The terminal covers 502,000 square metres of space with 92 automated walkways and 78 aerobridges. The new terminal is among the largest airport terminal buildings in the world. The total cost of the terminal is estimated at approximately Rs 12,850 Crores or US$2.7 billion.
In its first week of operation, DIAL Terminal 3 has handled approximately 140,000 passengers, 850 international flights and 5,845 metric tons of belly cargo.
“Passenger delight has always been one single goal for us at DIAL, and I strongly believe that we will achieve that with the opening and operation of T3. We have worked very closely with Unisys to implement the best ideas and solutions in the industry,”said Prabhakararao Indana, CEO - Airport Development, DIAL.
Sue Carter, Asia Pacific Vice President, Global Commercial Industries, Unisys said, “The eyes of the world will be on Delhi in the lead up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games. We are delighted to have worked with DIAL on Terminal 3 at such an exciting time in the development of India’s expanding aviation industry.”
DIAL awarded Unisys India two contracts in September 2008: master systems integrator for the entire airport and systems integrator for the Terminal 3 project.
As the master systems integrator, Unisys leveraged its expertise to advise DIAL on the organization processes and roles, and to develop the standard operating procedures for the Airport Operations Control Centre. Unisys was responsible for testing the systems against business scenarios to give DIAL the assurance that the integrated systems could support the airport’s operational requirements.
In the systems integrator role, Unisys was responsible for reviewing and coordinating the design, installation, commissioning and integration of IT systems delivered by 12 separate companies. These systems cover the full range of IT services required by a modern airport, including terminal-wide managed network, full CCTV coverage with more than 3,000 cameras, complete access control, public address system, flight information displays, check-in and boarding gate systems, and a fully integrated building management system.
To manage the project Unisys drew on the experience garnered from similar projects around the world, including a proven project management methodology which was customized to address the unique needs of DIAL’s Terminal 3 project in order to deliver an integrated systems environment.
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Jim Kerr, 215-986-5795