São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) Master Systems Integration (MSI), São Paulo, Brazil

On April 26, 2011 the Federal Government for Brazil decided to privatize the 54 Brazilian airports operated by the state-run, Infraero.

On February 6, 2012, the administration of São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) was conceded, for 20 years, to the Consortium of Invepar and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) comprised of the Invepar, a Brazilian Investments and Funds Society (90%) and ACSA (10%). The consortium would be renamed Guarulhos Concessionaire.

In February 2012, SITA was engaged by the Guarulhos Concessionaire to develop an IT Master Plan and to perform an analysis identifying all airport systems including Passenger Processing, Airport Operations, Baggage, Financial, and Administrative systems. The majority of the systems were developed and maintained by Infraero, with the cost of maintaining was deemed to be high and many systems deemed to be antiquated. The IT Master Plan was delivered in July 2012.

In August 2012, SITA was engaged by the Guarulhos Concessionaire under the Master Systems Integration (MSI) Program. The objective of the MSI program, was to address all the systems identified in the IT Master Plan with an emphasis on the new Terminal 3 being built in support of both the Brazil Summer Olympics and Soccer World Cup.

In August 2012, SITA engaged Inspired Networks as the Technical Design Authority (TDA) over the MSI Program. As the TDA, Inspired Networks developed the functional specifications for the following systems.

  • Communication Systems
    • Structured Cabling System, Plant, LAN, WLAN, IPT, WAN, DAS Mobile, TETRA, IPTV
  • Airport Operation Systems
    • Airport Operating System (AMS, RMS), Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), EVIDS, Public Address System, Visual Paging, Digital Signage, Information Kiosks, Queue Management
  • Passenger Processing Systems
    • CUPPS, CUSS, Self-Boarding Gates, Self-Bag Drop
  • Baggage Processing Systems
    • Baggage Messaging System, Baggage Reconciliation System
  • Security Systems
    • CCTV, Access Control
  • System Interfaces

Owner: Guarulhos Concessionaire

Client: Invepar

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Completion Date: December 2012


  • Survey and Documentation
  • Stakeholder Interviews
  • Due Diligence
  • Client Interface
  • Scope Management
  • Design Management
  • Systems Design
  • System Interfaces Design
  • Functional Specifications