Third major German airport contracts Barco to improve slot management

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, 8 September 2005 - Barco, a worldwide leader in visualization for air traffic, has recently been awarded a contract by Munich Airport to improve slot management. Munich Airport is the third major German airport to opt for Barco's Airside Slot Capacity Assistant, ARCAS. The system, developed in 2001 together with Fraport AG, has been operational at Frankfurt Airport since June 2002. In November 2004, Düseldorf International Airport also started using ARCAS to further improve the slot consulting services towards the airlines.
Munich Airport opted for ARCAS because of its high usability in terms of graphical visualization and analysis capabilities of flight schedules. ARCAS will be used to analyze the slot utilization and detect available slots in accordance with the coordinated schedule information and airport slot constraints. The system will help to analyze airline slot requests and consult airlines in detecting free slots. This includes support for waiting lists, comparison of coordinated flight schedules with real flight times and more. Munich Airport considers this service as a supplement to the activities of the German Airport Coordinator who is fully responsible for final slot assignment.

Barco's ARCAS is a modular information system for flight schedule and slot management. The system increases efficiency and transparency in flight schedule processing, the detection of mismatches, reporting and distribution to significantly improve service quality and utilization of airside capacity resources.

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Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, provides visualization and display solutions for professional markets. Barco designs and develops solutions for large screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco is active worldwide and has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco is quoted on Euronext Brussels and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB).

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