Brazil's Viracopos International Airport to use Johnson Controls technology
integration to advance passenger comfort and safety
$60 million project comes as airport renovates and expands prior to 2014 World
Cup; continues recent Johnson Controls airport and stadium contract wins in
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 12, 2013
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Johnson Controls, a global
multi-industrial company and leader in the buildings and automotive
industries, will install and integrate all airport management systems as part
of a renovation and expansion of the Viracopos International Airport in
Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project comes as the airport prepares for an
expected influx of passengers for the FIFA 2014 World Cup to be held at
locations throughout the country. Already among Brazil's busiest airports,
Viracopos will soon become one of the largest in South America.
This new project adds to nine other Johnson Controls renovation contracts with
South American international airports, including seven in Brazil, El Dorado
International in Bogota, Colombia, and Mariscal Sucre International in Quito,
Ecuador. Johnson Controls will also design and install advanced integrated
security systems for 12 major soccer stadiums throughout Brazil in preparation
for the World Cup.
Work at Viracopos began this year to renovate the existing terminal and
construct a new one expected to handle 14 million passengers annually. Johnson
Controls won the $60 million technology contract to create an environment
resulting in a high level of passenger comfort, safety and convenience, along
with lower energy and operational costs.
Johnson Controls will deploy and integrate 22 airport systems, including
building management, security and fire systems, telecommunications
infrastructure, flight information displays, baggage management, a resource
management system and an airport operational database.
"These integrated systems will help make Viracopos a reference point for other
international airports," said Marcelo Therezo, vice president and general
manager, Johnson Controls, Building Efficiency in Brazil. "The systems we are
installing there will enable what every passenger wants – a seamless airport
experience that delivers easy access to flight information and smooth baggage
retrieval – all in a comfortable, connected and safe environment."
Johnson Controls' technology contracting approach brings together individual
systems into a total networked solution that lowers initial construction costs
and decreases long-term operational and utility expenses. It also eliminates
system and infrastructure duplication and dealing with multiple vendors by
making Johnson Controls the single technology point of contact for the airport
operator, Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos.
"By utilizing Johnson Controls technology services, Viracopos became the first
airport in South America to use the company's advanced concepts, guaranteeing
full integration of all airport systems," said Luiz Alberto Kuster, chief
executive officer of Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos.
The new Viracopos terminal is expected to open in May 2014, a month ahead of
the World Cup games.
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