BEUMER Group awarded an extended Operation & Maintenance contract for the baggage handling system at Viracopos Airport
15 March 2016 • Author: BEUMER Group – Crisplant
- New contract extends Operation & Maintenance agreement
- Follows the successful completion of its first year in operation
- Baggage for 4400 flights handled in the first year with zero delays due to baggage handling
- Zero corrective maintenance work orders required during the initial one-year contract
BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos Ltda. (BLE) has been awarded a second Operation & Maintenance (O&M) contract for the baggage handling system at Viracopos International Airport, Brazil. The original 24 months O&M contract was awarded by Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos when BLE completed the supply, installation and commissioning of the baggage handling system in the airport’s new international terminal. The new contract extends the existing agreement and ensures that BLE will continue to operate and maintain the system for a total of 5 and a half years (66 months).
During the first year of the O&M contract BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos’s on-site employees completed a number of work orders for preventive maintenance without a single work order required for corrective maintenance while the BEUMER Group baggage handling system handled the baggage from 4,400 flights with zero delays resulting from baggage handling.
Viracopos’ baggage handling system in the new Terminal 1 consists of 72 check-in stations; 2200 meters of belt conveyors; 6 standard 60-metre baggage-reclaim carousels and an 80-metre carousel to handle high-capacity planes such as the Airbus A380. The system also integrates a fully automated LS-4000 tilt-tray sorter with the capacity to sort up to 4,400 items of baggage per hour.
The O&M contract allocates full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the baggage handling system to BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos. This includes monitoring and supervision of the system via SCADA; monitoring the baggage flow and resolving operational anomalies.
“The new contract was awarded to BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos due to the successful, error-free operation of the baggage handling system throughout its first year of operation and the close collaboration which has developed between BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos and Viracopos Airport,” explains João Scharam, Maintenance Manager, Viracopos Airport.
BEUMER Latinoamericana Equipamentos Ltda. is part of the BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems.