Key facilities at new airport being built locally

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State of the art, self serve, check in and bag drop facilities that will ensure a simple and seamless travel experience at Sydney’s new airport are being manufactured in Western Sydney.

Western Sydney International (WSI) Airport has partnered with global technology powerhouse Amadeus for their complete range of operational and passenger systems.

Its self-service check-in and bag drop hardware are being manufactured at Micron Manufacturing’s high-tech metal fabrication facility located a few kilometres from the airport site.

WSI CEO Simon Hickey said 29 locals from diverse backgrounds are employed full-time at the facility and have been laser cutting and welding WSI’s consoles and kiosks to life.

They’ll then be fitted out with Amadeus’ self-service hardware and linked to an IT system that will enable passengers to reliably check in and drop bags in a matter of minutes.

“WSI’s check-in and bag-drop facilities are innovative hardware systems designed, built and manufactured right here in Western Sydney and will be used by millions of passengers that pass through our gates from 2026,” Mr Hickey said.

“Employing Western Sydney’s skilled workforce to build this once-in-a-generation airport is creating a legacy of job opportunities and economic growth, well into the future.

“In fact, WSI has already been the catalyst for more than $15 billion of investment in supporting road, rail and social infrastructure by the Australian and NSW governments.  

“Its potential to drive transformative economic uplift, as a significant piece of NSW infrastructure, has simply not been seen in our city since the Sydney Harbour Bridge.”

More broadly across the airport, Amadeus will design various systems that focus on a positive experience for WSI’s passengers, including management of flight data, aircraft stands and gates, as well as boarding and biometrics services.

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