SITA lands with technology on the Tarmac

Published June 1st, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

SITA presents its latest technology solutions for the aviation industry at the Middle East Airport Seminar and Airport Build and Supply exhibition  

 

 

SITA, an international provider of global information and telecommunication solutions to the aviation industry, will be presenting its current and emerging technology innovations at the Middle East Airport Seminar which takes place in conjunction with the Dubai Airport Build and Supply exhibition.  

 

At the seminar, Eyad Shihabi, vice president, Airport & Desktop Services, SITA Middle East and Africa, will be speaking about the importance of continually developing and delivering technology, unveiling innovations in community-based networking designed specifically for the aviation industry. 

 

“For the aviation industry to succeed in achieving cost effective service and excellent performance globally, it is essential to invest in seamless Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and applications,” said Shibabi.  

 

“Effective and reliable IT solutions for passenger handling, baggage management and operations systems have a direct impact on customer satisfaction which translates into success for airports and the airline industry in general.” 

 

The aviation industry in the Middle East region is experiencing phenomenal growth, with forecasted investments in the infrastructure estimated at some $10 billion, supporting large business, travel and tourism projects. 

 

Industry growth is dependent on a reliable integrated IT platform that can support both current and future applications and has the capability to deliver secure anytime, anywhere access to systems throughout the airport and its related industries, according to a company press release. 

 

“The aviation industry in the region has recognized the importance of having state-of-the-art operating infrastructures in place to secure customer satisfaction, loyalty and a steady stream of traffic, while also delivering on cost control goals,” added Shihabi.  

 

“As the leading supplier of IT solutions to the industry SITA has the experience and insight to be able to provide our customers with solutions that will boost operational flexibility and cost reductions in order to manage their business effectively, without compromising security.” 

 

Today, pressures on airports are mounting to deliver strong commercial results, which is directly linked to an increased emphasis on customer satisfaction and on making the whole journey a more relaxed and straightforward experience for the passenger.  

 

By standardizing information exchange at airports and building a community infrastructure, new applications, services and systems can be implemented quickly and cost effectively, streamlining passenger services and operations while at the same time reducing overall costs. 

 

SITA INC (Information Networking Computing) is the world's leading provider of air transport focused applications, communications and IT infrastructure, enabling its customers to realize greater operational efficiencies and enhanced profitability. SITA INC is registered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and recorded revenues of $697 million in 2002. 

 

SITA SC, a non-for-profit cooperative, is the world's leading provider of network and communications solutions to the air transport industry and to international organizations. SITA SC is registered in Brussels, Belgium and recorded revenues of $971 million in 2002. — (menareport.com) 

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