Sabre Solution Selected for Security Services

Sabre Holdings Corporation
has announced that its Resource Management System has been chosen by the Unisys Corporation to assist in the scheduling of the Transportation Security Administration`s passenger and baggage screening operations at the nation`s airports. In the first year, the deal is initially valued at approximately $17 million.


Unisys Corporation, the TSA`s Information Technology Managed Service provider, selected Sabre for this project. Unisys is responsible for developing and maintaining the information technology infrastructure necessary to get the newly formed agency up and running. The terms of the award include two, two-year options to extend the system and services to Unisys and the TSA.


“We are working under very tight timelines and need proven solutions that work. Sabre Airline Solutions has the experience and understanding of the airline industry combined with the technology that has proven results to improve airport operations,” said Tim Bethea, a principal with Unisys U.S. Federal Government Group.


“With more than 35 airlines and airport ground service providers using this technology for their airport operations, we knew with their solution we could get this technology implemented quickly for efficient management of federal screening personnel at the airport.”


Sabre`s Resource Management Systems (RMS), will help enable airports to have the appropriate number of screeners at every security checkpoint, baggage screening and random screening at the gates.

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“Having the right number of screeners at each of the locations is a key element to meeting the TSA`s goal of no wait of more than 10 minutes,” said Bethea. “The ability to adjust these requirements in real-time as airport flow fluctuates is equally important. Sabre`s technology offers TSA the ability to plan for and quickly make changes to staffing requirements at various airports, while ensuring passenger safety and convenience.”


“Our goal at Sabre is to leverage our aviation expertise with leading edge technology applications to ease the traveling experience—for the traveler, the airport staff, the airlines and everyone else involved in the process,” said Tom Klein, president of Sabre Airline Solutions.
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