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Order for Flight Information Display System Received from Incheon International Airport, the Largest Airport in Korea

April 17, 2006

- Breaking ground in a large scale foreign airport scheduled for operation from July 2008 -

In March of this year, Fujitsu Frontech received an order for a flight information display system (FIDS) from Incheon International Airport in Korea. Fujitsu Frontech has proceeded to develop and produce this system for the opening of the new terminal scheduled for July 2008 as part of the airport expansion plan, with delivery of the system in stages set to begin next year.

Due to rapid economic expansion, Korea became the 9th busiest country in the world in terms of international passenger numbers and 4th busiest in the world in terms of cargo transport in 2004 (Source: ICAO Annual Report 2004) with continued large growth in airport passenger and cargo transport demand. The Korean government is aiming to develop Incheon International Airport, which is the largest airport in Korea, into the largest hub airport in East Asia, and is currently promoting a project to construct a new terminal.

FIDS

Fujitsu Frontech supplied the FIDS in the main terminal of the airport that has been operating since the opening of the airport in 2001 up to the present, and which displays flight information about arrivals and departures to the airport users. In August last year, a tender was held for a companion system for the new terminal in the next stage of the airport, and in March this year it was decided that the Fujitsu Frontech system would be employed with Samsung as the principal contractor. The fact that the system was ordered for the next stage was the result of an evaluation of the Fujitsu Frontech system track record, reliability and price competitiveness.

The FIDS that Fujitsu Frontech is delivering to meet the new order consists of 13 large-scale flight information display units. Compared to the system currently operating in the existing main terminal, the units being developed are larger, have superior visibility, a wider field of view, and a longer lifespan. (The image on the right shows the FIDS that was previously delivered by Fujitsu Frontech.)

Fujitsu Frontech is not only responsible for development and production of the system, but also for software development, on-site construction, and for related services such as customer education and training. Although Fujitsu Frontech has built-up a track record in China for overall management of this kind of project, starting with the delivery of the FIDS for Shanghai Pudong International Airport in 1998 and continuing with the Xian International Airport and Guangzhou International Airport, this deal marks the first overall management project in the airport business in Korea.

The current order for an FIDS for Incheon International Airport brings the Fujitsu Frontech sales record for overseas orders of flight information display systems to 12 airports, with an accumulated sales value reaching approximately 4 billion yen.

The Korean government is planning to expand the airport a further three times before 2020 after the completion of the new terminal. Fujitsu Frontech is committed to unerringly capturing business opportunities by pursuing sales of FIDS for airports now and in the future through the trust we have gained from our customers by providing the latest technology and highest quality products, and by utilizing as much as possible the experience and knowledge that is demonstrated by our delivery performance to date.


The prices, specifications, service details, and other product details contained in this press release were correct at the time of publication. This information is subject to change without notice at a later date.

Date: 17 April, 2006
Company: Fujitsu Frontech Limited

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