London’s Heathrow Airport has been an international travel and trade hub since 1955 and is one of the world’s busiest international airports. In recent years £11 billion has been invested in improving Heathrow Airport, including the opening of the new Terminal 5 in 2010 and the Queen’s Terminal (Terminal 2) in 2014. In 2019, the total number of passengers year was just under 80.9m.
Working as a trusted partner since May 2005, the Redcentric cloud team had already delivered a number of significant platform and software technology refreshes. These included:
Heathrow’s Flight Information Hub, which had been providing real-time passenger information since 2015, was approaching the end of its life. It was increasingly difficult to enhance and modernise.
Heathrow needed a modern, effective replacement to this critical system that:
A new system was designed which would be built on Microsoft Azure.
This was an easy one as Redcentric have acted with a competent, proactive approach exhibiting a ‘can do’ attitude throughout the engagement. It’s always a pleasure to do business with a professional engineering team.
The new platform was launched in May 2020. All subscribers were migrated and all legacy systems were decommissioned by July 2020.
Key benefits included: