DXC Technology Selected As MSI For Western Sydney International Airport

DXC Technology Selected Western Sydney Int Airport

DXC Technology a leading Fortune 500 global technology services provider, today announced it has been selected as Master Systems Integrator for the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. DXC will be responsible  for building the airport’s foundational technology platforms in preparation for its opening in 2026 and its ongoing operations. 

DXC and its strategic Asia Pacific Airport partner, Chavali Consulting, will bring together DXC’s global aviation experience and Chavali’s deep airport domain expertise to provide a complete end-to-end program to deliver Australia’s best airport terminal and enable the airport’s operational success. 

“DXC is delighted to work with Western Sydney Airport on this project of national significance. Embarking on building a greenfield airport from the ground up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will allow us to bring the latest innovation to the airport and apply technologies that are emerging.

We are not only looking forward to supporting this airport with state-of-the-art  technology and forward-thinking principles but also helping boost skills and create jobs for Greater Sydney,” said Seelan Nayagam, President Asia Pacific, DXC Technology. 

“We all know airports often don’t get it right when it comes to making things easy for their customers,” Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said in a separate statement.

As Master Systems Integrator, DXC will deliver the integration, cybersecurity and hosting platforms to bring together over 60 operational systems and ensure a fast and seamless journey for customers.

Hickey said the airport operator wanted IT and digital systems that helped airlines achieve better on time and turnaround performance, and helped get passengers “on their way sooner”.

“We’re aiming to eliminate the queues passengers experience at other airports, with systems that can predict and efficiently handle peak passenger periods,” Hickey said.

“This framework will enable the systems that will allow passengers to track their baggage via an app so they know exactly when their baggage will arrive, with the aim of eliminating the anxious wait around the baggage carousel. 

Understanding the importance of meeting the airport opening date and the moving parts during construction, DXC has also included a collection of program accelerators that target the rapid integration of airport systems. This includes an Aviation Testing Centre of Excellence, which DXC uses for many airport systems around the world.  

“Unlike other airports that need to retrofit aging technology and infrastructure, Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is a unique greenfield opportunity to build an airport from the ground up with consideration for technologies that are emerging or yet to be imagined.  

With the new airport, Western Sydney is set to become the epicentre of economic growth in New South Wales. To this end, DXC is actively working with Western Sydney University (WSU) to identify opportunities that will help students solve real-world challenges and develop work readiness skills that will be critical to supporting the new airport and the growing Western Sydney region. 

The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport is Sydney’s long-discussed second international airport. It is scheduled to open in 2026.

Matthew Giannelis

Secondary editor and executive officer at Tech Business News. Contracting as an IT support engineer for 20 years Matthew has a passion for sharing his knowledge of the technology industry. He's also an advocate for global cyber security matters.

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