Helena, Montana – The Helena Regional Airport Authority awarded DGM Systems, Yellowstone Electric Co. and Amano McGann the contract to upgrade their Parking Access and Revenue Control System (PARCS). The project was completed in March.
The Helena Regional Airport has experienced record airline passenger traffic the past few years. The airport is served by Alaska, Delta, and United Airlines. Due to this recent growth, the airlines are increasing the size of aircraft frequenting the facility. To accommodate continued growth, the Helena Regional Airport is in the process of expanding the terminal building, as well as upgrading their PARCS.
In just two weeks, Yellowstone Electric Co., in collaboration with DGM Systems and Amano McGann, installed Amano McGann’s Overture solution to meet the needs of the growing Helena Regional Airport. “The Helena Regional Airport has been very pleased thus far with the service and support we have received from this new parking lot management system”, stated Jeff Wadekamper, Airport Director. Overture entry and exit stations feature credit card pay-in-lane as well as proximity readers. A credit card pay-on-foot machine was installed in the baggage claim area to facilitate expedited egress. The Helena Regional Airport will also take advantage of NFC payment options (Google Pay and Apple Wallet) and the Overture-9100 eValidator. The eValidator is an intuitive, tabletop solution that allows the Airport to offer time, fee and/or percentage discounts for parking. Each device works with the Overture Management System, a user-friendly, web-based back office management system.
About Amano McGann
Amano McGann, Inc. is a member of the Amano Group, a worldwide organization with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. As world leaders in the manufacturing and distribution of hardware and software solutions for the parking industry, Amano McGann distributes nationally through branch offices and an authorized distribution network and provides a level of service and experience unmatched in the industry. For more information about Amano McGann’s integrated solutions visit www.amanomcgann.com.
About DGM Systems
DGM Systems is a PARCS installation and maintenance provider. The company provides parking-related maintenance to over 150 locations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. DGM Systems’ expertise in automated equipment support includes revenue control, card access and IT-based facility management systems. DGM Systems is an authorized Amano McGann dealer and has extensive experience working with Amano McGann hardware and software. For more information about DGM Systems visit www.dgm-systems.com.
About Yellowstone Electric Co.
Yellowstone Electric has built a legacy of expertise, integrity and leadership that gives them a solid foundation for the future. They have achieved success by searching for better ways to do business, from incorporating the latest technologies to streamlining their processes so that they are able to bring projects in on-schedule and within budget. They have focused on building long-lasting, quality relationships with their clients and within their own walls. Yellowstone Electric is a local installation and service partner for Amano McGann. For more information about Yellowstone Electric Co visit www.yecomt.com.
About Helena Regional Airport Authority
The Helena Regional Airport (HLN) located in Helena, Montana, is a towered, commercial service airport operated by the Helena Regional Airport Authority. The airport is home to a diverse range of aviation activities providing global connectivity through several airline hubs, general and corporate aviation, a full-service fixed base operator (FBO), self-service aircraft fueling station, 23 based military aircraft, flight training, flying club, air ambulance services, air cargo, wildland firefighting base, 3 aircraft repair stations, and a US Customs and Border Protection agency landing-rights clearance facility to accommodate international flights entering the United States.
The Helena Regional Airport is operated as an enterprise fund, using no local community taxes or mil levies to fund the ongoing operation and maintenance of the 1,400-acre airport complex. The airport has a diversified revenue portfolio, including airline-related activities (33%), other aviation (33%), and non-aeronautical businesses (34%). These business activities contribute to the Helena area economy and ensure the airport remains a viable operation despite the high costs of operating a commercial service airport in a small community. Non-aviation businesses include Costco, a newspaper printing facility, tennis center, soccer fields, a world-class driver training and motorsports track and a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, fire training center. Aerospace manufacturing facilities located on the airport complex include Boeing and Pioneer Aerostructures. Government facilities include the Federal Aviation Administration, US Forest Service, US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, the Montana Association of Counties, and many state agencies. For more information visit www.helenaairport.com.