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TUI UK and Ireland selects Rockwell Collins’ ARINC AviNet® Airport for Thomson Airways passenger processing and departure control

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TUI UK and Ireland, the parent company of Thomson Airways, has awarded Rockwell Collins a new five-year contract for its ARINC AviNet® Airport high-performance network services.

Thomson Airways, the UK’s third largest airline, will use ARINC AviNet Airport as a robust shared network platform for its airport-based users. ARINC AviNet Airport will link common use and dedicated terminal equipment, self-service check-in kiosks and back office users, regardless of protocols, enhancing operations while significantly reducing costs.

“We chose Rockwell Collins because of the extensive capabilities of ARINC AviNet Airport,” said Alan Blake, head of airport service delivery and compliance at Thomson Airways. “This proven technology replaces our current passenger logistics systems and provides an integrated departure control system for Thomson Airways with other U.K. and international airports.”

“ARINC AviNet Airport’s reliable connectivity will enable TUI UK and Ireland to enhance their airport operations globally, ultimately benefitting their passengers,” said Michael DiGeorge, vice president of International and Global Airports for Rockwell Collins. “ARINC AviNet Airport allows Thomson Airway’s check-in agents, operations personnel and ground handlers at airports to access a secure network communications service, saving money by eliminating the costs associated with multiple, dedicated connections.”

Additional information about ARINC AviNet airport can be found at http://www.avinetairport.com

About Thomson and First Choice

Thomson and First Choice, part of TUI UK & Ireland, take over 5.5 million customers away each year, making them the UK’s largest holiday company. Travelling to 88 destinations in over 30 countries, Thomson and First Choice offer a wide range of holidays for families, couples and groups alike. Thomson Airways is the UK’s third largest airline with 57 aircraft and Thomson Cruises is the UK’s third largest cruise line with a fleet of four ships. Thomson Airways was the first airline in the UK to take delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and is flying the aircraft on selected long haul routes. TUI UK & Ireland is part of the TUI Travel PLC Group.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management services is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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