Bangkok Flight Services Selects ARINC's AviNet for New Thai Airport


BANKOK (ARINC) - Bangkok Flight Services, a joint venture of Worldwide Flight Services and Bangkok Airways, has selected ARINC’s reliable AviNet® IP/MQ connectivity solution to exchange messages for cargo and ground handling services at the New Bangkok International Airport, or Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is scheduled to open in June 2006.

Bangkok Flight Services will provide extensive cargo handling and ground handling services for airlines operating at the new airport, making reliable network connections to all airlines crucial for successful day-to-day operations.

“In keeping with our dedication to provide the highest standards of service to our airline customers, we require a reliable connectivity infrastructure to allow our cargo community system to exchange messages with airlines,” said Stewart Sinclair, Managing Director of Bangkok Flight Services. “We are pleased to have chosen ARINC’s IP/MQ service with redundancy to help us meet this requirement and improve our productivity.”

Randy Pizzi, ARINC’s Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, stated, “We are very pleased to be part of the launch of the New Bangkok International Airport, and to be able to bring the benefits of our proven AviNet solution to fulfill the requirements of Bangkok Flight Services.”

AviNet Private IP provides extranet, intranet, and Internet connectivity, allowing for maximum data sharing with minimal connection. The same network also provides transport of data, voice, and video, utilizing class-of-service offerings to ensure the reliable transfer of network traffic.

Bangkok Flight Services (BFS) is a joint venture of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s leading airport ground handler, and Bangkok Airways (PG), Asia’s Boutique Airline and Thailand’s second largest air carrier. The company operates ground handling and cargo handling concessions at the New Bangkok International AirportSuvarnabhumi Airport—under a 20-year agreement.
 BFS Ground’s state-of-the-art Ground Support Equipment Maintenance Facility provides full service for ramp handling operations to meet the high demand for professional, high-quality ramp services at Suvarnabhumi Airport. BFS Cargo has designed and built a state-of-the-art 55,000 m2 (600,000 sq. ft.) warehouse capable of handling 400,000 tons annually. For more information, visit the web site at www.BangkokFlightServices.com.

ARINC Incorporated is the world leader in transportation communications and systems engineering. The company develops and operates communications and information processing systems and provides systems engineering and integration solutions to five key industries: airports, aviation, defense, government, and surface transportation. Founded to provide reliable and efficient radio communications for the airlines, ARINC is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, and operates key regional offices in London and Singapore, with over 3,000 employees worldwide. ARINC is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

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