Ultra Awarded Contract to Provide Airport Operational Systems to Viracopos International Airport in Brazil

  Ultra Awarded Contract to Provide Airport Operational Systems to Viracopos
  International Airport in Brazil

Business Wire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- September 23, 2013

Ultra Electronics announces that its Airport Systems business, based in Kansas
City, MO, has been awarded a contract to provide a comprehensive suite of
Airport Operations and Information Systems at Viracopos International Airport
(VCP), in Campinas, Brazil.

Ultra Awarded Contract to Provide Airport Operational Systems to Viracopos
International Airport in ...

Ultra Awarded Contract to Provide Airport Operational Systems to Viracopos
International Airport in Brazil (Photo: Business Wire)

This airport is about 99km north of São Paulo – Brazil’s largest metropolitan
area – and serves as the hub for Azul Brazilian Airlines. Viracopos is
undergoing significant expansion and will soon become the largest airport in
South America. In the current cycle of planned investments, the existing
passenger terminal is being renovated and a new terminal is being built which
will result in a doubling of capacity for cargo and passenger traffic in
preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games. In
addition, the basic project and preparatory work to add a second runway (out
of a total of three new ones) has already started.

Ultra’s work commences immediately under a subcontract with Johnson Controls
to deploy, integrate and commission a full suite of Airport Operational
Systems including Common Use Passenger Processing, Baggage Reconciliation,
Flight Information Displays, a Resource Management System and an Airport
Operational Database – as a comprehensive IT and Operational platform. The new
systems will improve customer service and accommodate the rapid growth in air
transport services being experienced throughout Brazil. Ultra’s systems will
provide airport and airline staff with accurate operational information to
optimize passenger, baggage and operational data flow through the airport.
Viracopos will also enjoy reduced integration risks as new systems are
introduced, as well improved automation, utilization and flexibility of key
airport resources.

“Ultra is very proud to deepen our long and successful relationship with
Johnson Controls and we are most grateful for this opportunity to establish a
presence in Brazil,” stated Jim Houghton, Ultra’s Director of Business
Development – Americas, “and our systems will help the new owners of Viracopos
to realize their business plans.”

Viracopos International Airport is experiencing rapid growth and aspires to
attract more international passenger traffic, in addition to their already
leading cargo business. “Ultra’s airport operational systems will be at the
heart of our airport and will accommodate the aggressive technical, financial
and performance goals we have set,” stated Marcelo Mota, Viracopos’ Director
of Operations and COO.

About Ultra Electronics Airport Systems

Ultra Electronics Airport Systems is one of the leading providers of Airport
Information solutions, serving more than 100 airports worldwide. Ultra’s
comprehensive suite of offerings in Airport Operational Systems, Passenger
Processing Systems and Ground Handling/Baggage Systems, which can be delivered
as integrated solutions or managed services, meet the key business drivers of
airports, airlines and ground handling agents. These offerings help our
worldwide customer base to meet their common objectives of improving customer
service, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

About Viracopos International Airport

Viracopos International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Brazil. It
is located about 22km away from the city of Campinas, a major trade and
technology hub for the country. In February 2012, the Brazil Airports
Consortium, consisting of TPI Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos SA, UTC
Holdings SA and France's EGIS Airport Operation, was awarded a 30-year
concession for operating and maintaining the airport. The Brazil Airport
Consortium will spend approximately US$5B towards the airport's improvements
during the concession period, including a minimum of US$1B investment
necessary before the FIFA World Cup 2014.

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Ultra Electronics Airport Systems
Jim Houghton, 443-254-0102
Director of Business Development, Americas
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