IT services provider, [[xref:http://www.arnnet.com.au/tag/Unisys|Unisys|All on Unisys, has landed a two year contract extension worth more than $11 million with nearly 40 international airlines operating to and from Australia.
Under the deal, Unisys will continue to provide an advanced baggage reconciliation system at seven airports including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.
The representation organisation for airlines, Board of Airline Representatives Australia (BARA), is managing the engagement with Unisys on behalf of the airlines. The two companies have been working together since 2004 to provide the baggage reconciliation system that links passengers with their bags and tracking as they move through the system.
The contract also involves managed services such as managing the network infrastructure and security; training and onsite support; application management and 24/7 help desk support.
The baggage reconciliation system helps airlines comply with the Aviation Security Act's "Triple A" (account and authorise) regulations relating to baggage handling, which is mandated by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of Transport Security.