In March 2015, Thales has been selected by the Ministry of Transport & Communications of Oman for the full deployment of an integrated security solution for Muscat International Airport and Salalah’s new airport. Thales is delivering state-of-the-art technologies to ensure the protection of both infrastructures as well as travellers.
Thales is taking charge as Master System Integrator (MSI) for both airports, and is providing a high technology integrated security solution managed by an airport operation control centre including perimeter intrusion detection system, video protection system, access control, screening equipment, security check points, access and backbone network along with data centres to ensure high performance and quality of services.
In addition, Thales is responsible for testing new technologies, training operators and developing new procedures for improving the airports’ multi-faceted operations.
The development of Muscat International Airport is the largest infrastructure project in Oman. When its new terminal building opens, annual passenger capacity will reach 12 million, helping the Sultanate with the development of its tourism industry in line with Oman’s development strategy “Vision 2020”.
Salalah, Oman’s second largest city is already benefiting from its new airport after it was officially opened in November 2015, with an initial capacity of a million passengers a year. Both airports are able to accommodate the world’s largest aircraft, Airbus’ A380.
Thales is contracted in 2015 to provide the integrated security and IT solutions for the new international airports of Salalah and Muscat.