Indra has won the contract to implement the airport management systems in the new terminal at Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi. This project is part of Kenya Airports Authority's (KAA) expansion plan aimed at improving the facilities.
Indra will provide all the systems necessary for optimal operation of the terminal, thus turning Jomo Kenyatta into one of the most modern airports in the region. This is Kenya's main airport and the busiest airport in Central Africa in terms of passenger traffic. Currently, it is used by around 19,000 passengers per day and about four million per year.
The selected solution comprises flight management and resource optimization systems. Its implementation will reduce waiting times: the operator will be able to assign boarding gates, ground-handling services, desks and other resources in an efficient manner.
Indra will also provide the terminal with an advanced communication network which will encompass the whole airport, as well as an innovative passenger information system in panels and kiosks. Additionally, it will also be possible to check the flights status using mobile devices and tablets.
This system is based on Indra's airport suite and includes different solutions: InBASE, an operational database and operations planning center; InUse, intended to assign resources and detect possible issues due to availability; and InSIGHT, which provides information to passengers.
The system is aimed at giving crucial information to the airport's end users, via screens, speakers and mobile devices. The system represents the vital link between the airport and the passengers and can be found all over the premises, from check-in desks to boarding gates to baggage reclaim.
This new project strengthens Indra's position as a provider of airport systems in Africa. In the past Indra has provided and installed a training simulator for air traffic controllers and conducted consultancy work for Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). Indra has also completed projects in Luanda and Lubango airports in Angola.
Date: Oct 7, 2014