Honeywell, an industrial IT solution provider, has been selected by Ethiopian Airports to deliver low-voltage, terminal-side solutions to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The latest development under Ethiopian Airports’ efforts to expand the capabilities of its international aviation hub, Honeywell has been tasked with delivering a range of smart technologies powered by the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
This includes both hardware and software-based systems that connect various aspects of the airport’s Terminal 2 operations, such as security, fire, access control and CCTV.
The project will also encompass the installation of Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator (EBI), a building management system that integrates functions of security, safety and energy control.
Sean Smith, Honeywell’s president for Africa, said: “Many airports around the globe like Bole International are seeing dramatic increases in traffic, and while this is making the world more connected, it also increases the complexity of providing efficient and reliable airport operations. By utilizing our combination of IoT-based hardware and software, Honeywell is helping make fast-growth airports like Bole smarter and more efficient.
“Our EBI system sits at the core of this solution, turning data from the vast number of technologies across the airport terminal into real-time, actionable business insights that help to improve decision-making, reduce cost, minimize disruption, increase security and promote a more positive passenger airport experience.”
In addition to serving as the home for Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline and arguably its most popular, Bole International Airport also houses the globally-recognised Ethiopian Aviation Academy.
The current expansion project that is underway at the airport aims to expand capacity up to 25 million passengers per annum, a figure that is almost triple of its current capacity.
Tewdros Dawit, CEO of Ethiopian Airports, said: “This project marks the latest milestone in a long-standing relationship with Honeywell and its delivery of innovative technologies that are helping to keep us running smoothly.
“Through our expansion project at Bole International, we are creating one of Africa’s smartest and most innovative air travel hubs, which will utilize a range of technologies such as those from Honeywell to increase our capacity and meet the evolving needs of our airlines and their passengers.”