The upcoming Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar has selected global technology firm ICAD Holding as its Master System Integrator (MSI) consultant, as it aims to become the country’s first greenfield digital airport.
The airport’s digital plans include paperless processing across all checkpoints in line with the central government’s DigiYatra policy.
This is the Jeddah-based ICAD’s 45th airport project globally. It collaborated with Wipro Limited and American tech and consultancy firm Ross & Baruzzini to provide comprehensive MSI services. Officials said ICAD will support NIA with systems integration design, programme management and integration of ICT and airport systems.
ICAD, as part of its mandate, will support the facility with the systems integration design, integration program management and integration of ICT and Airport Systems, according to a Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) statement.
The firm, which is a specialist in the design, installation, integration, and maintenance of ICT systems required to set up a modern, digital airport, will also lead the core airport systems implementation and integration, it said.
YIAPL, a 100% subsidiary of Swiss developer Zurich Airport International AG has been incorporated as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to develop Noida International Airport.
“We are pleased to partner with ICAD to bring alive our vision of a digital airport. NIA will be a truly modern, efficient, and customer-friendly airport, offering the highest levels of convenience and ease of making connections to the passengers as well as commercial benefits to its partners. The digital greenfield airport will enable a contactless travel experience and cost-efficient operations for all airport partners.”Christoph Schnellmann, CEO, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL)
NIA will set a new benchmark as a digital airport, with the implementation of state-of-the-art technology to provide a seamless and mostly contactless flow through the airport, which will be supported by integrated systems, services and the use of technologies such as indoor navigation, passenger flow management, and data analytics.
“We will work closely with Noida International Airport to deliver India’s most advanced, integrated, and eco-sustainable airport, the 45th airport project that ICAD has undertaken, globally – opening our window of opportunity to offer our expertise and services to the East. In due course of time, we look forward to more awards with NIA and other airports in India.”Ghassan Sayegh, CEO Group, ICAD
Some of the key components of airport operation systems are information kiosks, aircraft docking, baggage reconciliation and passenger processing. ICT involves setting up data centres and enterprise solutions, telecommunication systems, cabling networks, computing and storage, data protection and backup and secure internet gateways.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Jewar Airport on 25 November 2021. It will be the third commercial airport in Delhi-NCR after Indira Gandhi International Airport and a regional airport at Hindon.