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RwandAir Equips with ARINC Tech to Support Sharp Passenger Growth

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 11, 2015
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RwandAir aircraft. Photo: Leandro Ciuff (flickr)

[Avionics Today 05-11-2015] Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, has selected Rockwell Collins’ ARINC Common Use Passenger Processing Systems (CUPPS) and related technologies to support the airline’s strong passenger growth. Under a new, five-year contract, RwandAir will implement the company’s ARINC vMUSE common use check-in platform, ARINC AirVue Flight Information Display System (FIDS), and AirDB 7, the latest generation ARINC Airport Operational Database (AODB) system.

“The African aviation industry has been experiencing steady growth over the past several years,” said Paul Hickox, managing director of Information Management Systems (IMS) for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Rockwell Collins. “RwandAir, one of Africa’s fastest growing airlines and a key pillar in the development of Rwanda’s economy, is playing a key role in successfully developing Kigali International Airport as a new hub at the heart of Africa.”

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