On June 27th ARINC Incorporated took part in the opening of the most technologically advanced airport in America. McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas first engaged with ARINC to implement IATA’s Common-Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) standard, and was the first airport to implement this in January 2009.
The new Terminal 3 is 1.9 million square feet. With three floors and 14 aircraft gates the airports design had multiple loads and carriers in mind.
The gates are equipped with self-boarding technology supplied by ARINC through its partnership with KABA. This new technology allows passengers to scan their boarding pass, pass through the gate, and board their flights without assistance from an airline agent. Passengers are also able to self-tag their baggage using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that ensure proper processing through the airport’s eight miles of baggage conveyors.
“From self-tagging to self-boarding, the new terminal was built with the most advanced technology available. Everything is 100 per cent common-use and was selected with the primary goal of providing passengers with a pleasurable, seamless travel experience,” said Randall H. Walker, Director of the Clark County Department of Aviation.