Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oslo Airport Expands with IFS

Oslo Airport, the main airport of Norway, has decided to upgrade its IFS solution including the new user interface, IFS Enterprise Explorer, for increased IT usability and efficiency. The new solution will be a solid platform when the airport faces its largest project ever – a NOK 12.5 billion expansion in order to handle 28 million passengers annually, an increase from approximately 23 million today.

The plan for expanding Oslo Airport’s capacity by building Terminal 2 was originally conceived in 2007 in order to accommodate an ever-increasing amount of air traffic and passengers. The project involves new arrival and departure halls with additional check-in desks, a new luggage system, 12 new security checkpoints, and a new terminal pier connected to the aircrafts via 11 new passenger walkways. The project has a budget of NOK 12.5 billion and is scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Oslo Airport is currently running IFS Applications for service management and maintenance of their 148,000 square meters of terminal building, as well as all other aspects of the airport’s technical infrastructure. With IFS Enterprise Explorer, Oslo Airport expects to achieve improved efficiency through increased usability. Making use of IEE’s easy and intuitive design is an important part of ensuring continued productivity, with a minimum of loss in time and efficiency, during the airport’s extensive expansion project.

“Exceeding 19 million passengers in 2010, and the launch of the largest construction undertaking since the airport’s opening in 1998, means it is imperative for us to ensure the efficiency of our staff and work processes. With IFS Enterprise Explorer, we believe we are well-positioned to face future challenges,” says Alex Fredsvik at Oslo Airport.

“We are very pleased that Oslo Airport has decided to continue its investment in IFS Applications. IFS has extensive experience supporting complex service and maintenance work processes, and we are pleased that our solutions will contribute to future efficiency and optimized workflows at the main airport of Norway,” says Glenn Arnesen, CEO, IFS Scandinavia.

About Oslo Airport

Oslo Airport (Oslo Lufthavn AS, OSL) is the main airport of Norway and was founded in 1992 and fully operational in 1998. In 2010, the airport served over 19 million passengers, arriving and departing on more than 210,000 aircrafts. OSL constitutes the national hub for air travel in Norway and can accommodate 65 take-offs and landings per hour. The airport currently has approximately 500 employees, maintaining and performing services in an airport area of more than 13 square kilometers.

For more information, please visit: www.osl.no

About IFS

IFS is a public company (OMX STO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite built on SOA technology. IFS focuses on industries where any of four core processes are strategic: service & asset management, manufacturing, supply chain and projects. The company has 2,000 customers and is present in more than 50 countries with 2,700 employees in total. Net revenue in 2010 was SKr 2.6 billion.

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