An ARINC and Thales consortium won a $75 million contract for IT, security and telecommunication systems at the New Doha International Airport (NDIA), currently under construction in the capital of Qatar. Doha’s first phase is scheduled to open in early 2009 with a capacity for 12 million passengers yearly. Planned expansions will raise that to 24 million passengers by 2015. ARINC will equip the airport with a suite of advanced passenger processing systems and related technologies, including ARINC iMUSE Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) at more than 100 check-in counters and departure gates. ARINC will also build the information exchange backbone for data flowing across the new airport’s applications, systems, users and facilities. Thales will implement the safety and security system, the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Network Management.