Ultra awarded contract to provide airpot operational systems to Viracopos International Airport in Brazil
Ultra Electronics announces that its Airport Systems business, based in Kansas City, MO, has been awarded a contract to provide a comprehensive suite of Airport Operations and Information Systems at Viracopos International Airport (VCP), in Campinas, Brazil.
This airport is about 99km north of São Paulo – Brazil’s largest metropolitan area – and serves as the hub for Azul Brazilian Airlines. Viracopos is undergoing significant expansion and will soon become the largest airport in South America. In the current cycle of planned investments, the existing passenger terminal is being renovated and a new terminal is being built which will result in a doubling of capacity for cargo and passenger traffic in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games. In addition, the basic project and preparatory work to add a second runway (out of a total of three new ones) has already started.
In February 2012, the Brazil Airports Consortium, consisting of TPI Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos SA, UTC Holdings SA and France's EGIS Airport Operation, was awarded a 30-year concession for operating and maintaining the airport. The Brazil Airport Consortium will spend approximately US$5B towards the airport's improvements during the concession period, including a minimum of US$1B investment necessary before the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Sys-con Media – 23/09/13