Airport owner and operator, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), has selected Unisys to integrate and manage all IT and non-IT systems in the first phase of construction of the new Terminal 2 (T2) at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), Bangalore, India.
Planned to be constructed in two phases, the second terminal will boost BLR’s annual passenger managing capacity to more than 25 million passengers per annum. The terminal is expected to become fully operational by March 2021. Under the three-year contract, Unisys will act as the master systems integrator. It will be responsible for deploying more than 20 new IT systems during T2’s first phase. The contract includes the integration of a network of IT and non-IT systems for facilitating the airport’s existing infrastructure, as well as the forthcoming T2. BIAL’s chief project officer, Thomas Shimmin, said: “T2 will infuse much-needed volume, addressing growing passenger demand. It will transform BLR Airport into a next-generation airport with the latest technology and boost capacity to serve customers over the next few decades.”
This is not the first project that BIAL has partnered with Unisys. In September 2018, the two firms signed an agreement to set up an analytics centre of excellence at BLR. Unisys Asia Pacific general manager, Rick Mayhew, said: “The Indian aviation industry is dynamic, with one of the world’s fastest growth rates. Unisys looks forward to helping one of the nation’s key international airports digitally transform and enhance its operational scale to meet customer demand now and into the future.”