Through a contract with Concessionaria do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos S.A, Rockwell Collins is implementing its ARINC VeriPax passenger reconciliation system at Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU). The first phase of the project went live in advance of the start of the 2014 World Cup tournament.
“Hosting the 2014 World Cup has brought soccer fans from around the world to Brazil so we needed a solution that would provide our passengers with a better, faster check-in experience,” said Luiz Eduardo Ritzmann, chief information officer for GRU. “By automating the screening process, we believe that VeriPax has enabled us to improve GRU’s passenger flow by 15-20 percent.”
Using automated screening capabilities, ARINC VeriPax reads boarding passes using new 2D barcode scanners, screen passengers against flight information in real time, provides alerts to agents if necessary and determines clearances. The entire check-in process has been streamlined, dramatically decreasing the time needed to screen passengers at security checkpoints.
ARINC’s VeriPax solution has been successfully deployed in some of the world’s busiest airports since 2009, including London Gatwick, Hong Kong International Airport, Singapore’s Changi Airport and Vietnam’s Hanoi Airport. VeriPax passenger reconciliation system can also help to analyze passenger flows at security checkpoints in addition to automating the check-in process and can assist airports to use the data to manage appropriate staffing, while validating passenger counts from airlines.
GRU is the first airport in South America to install Bar Coded Boarding Pass (BCBP) gates using ARINC VeriPax as part of its security screening process. The system is in the airport’s new state-of-the-art terminal 3, will soon go live throughout the airport in terminals 1, 2 and 4.
“We’re proud to be playing a critical role in making GRU one of the most modern airports in the world in terms of passenger processing capabilities,” said Michael Picco, staff vice president, airport systems, Information Management Services for Rockwell Collins. ”This program marks yet another key milestone in our commitment to invest and grow in Brazil. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with GRU and other airports throughout the country.”