The Colombian Department of Immigration has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Border Management solution to enhance security and improve border control at airports across the country, enabling pre-screening of passengers and crew.
The agreement, which is Rockwell Collins’ first in South America, will allow government officials to use Advance Passenger Information (API) data to improve clearance, combat smuggling and fight illegal immigration.
Initial implementation will focus on Rockwell Collins, as the exclusive API provider for the Colombian Dept of Immigration, receiving the API data, validating that the message is complete and formatting the data from the 59 commercial airlines flying into and out of the country. Business aviation will follow.
In addition to enhancing security, pre-clearance of passengers using ARINC Border Management improves passenger processing times at airports by eliminating lines at immigration checkpoints. The solution also provides data to assist governments with passenger verification and tourism analysis.
“Customs officials, immigration agencies, intelligence agencies and police departments are becoming increasingly aware of how this data can enhance national security,” said Kenneth Schreder, managing director of Networks and Managed Services for Rockwell Collins. “Our ARINC Border Management solution gives government agencies the information they need in a format they can use.”