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Baggage Handling System (BHS) - Articles and news items

Smiths Detection supplies new baggage screening technology to Berlin Brandenburg

Airport news  •  28 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

Smiths Detection has been contracted to provide hold baggage screening equipment for the German Federal Police...

Caribbean Airlines choose UltraTRAK for network-wide baggage management

Airport news  •  12 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

Caribbean Airlines acquire Ultra's comprehensive baggage management solution, UltraTRAK, for their entire network operation...

Caribbean Airlines choose Ultra for network-wide baggage management

Airport news  •  9 September 2016  •  Ultra Electronics Airport Systems

Caribbean Airlines has acquired Ultra’s comprehensive Baggage Management solution, UltraTRAK, for their entire network operation...

Beumer Group completes T2 Baggage Handling System at Brazil’s Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim

Airport news  •  16 August 2016  •  Beumer Group

The Beumer Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has announced the completion of a new BHS in Rio.

Crisplant offers virtual-reality tour of the latest baggage handling technology at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016, Cologne

Featured news  •  9 March 2016  •  BEUMER Group – Crisplant

Virtual-reality tour of the advanced CrisBag® tote-based baggage handling system...

Passenger Flow supplement

Issue 1 2016, Supplements  •  26 January 2016  •  International Airport Review

Featuring articles from Warsaw Chopin Airport and Gatwick Airport, plus Johannes Scharnberg, Director of Aviation at Hamburg Airport discusses the revolutionary I-drop system...

Baggage handling: Achieving operational excellence

Airport Extra  •  26 February 2014  •  Rien Scholing, Project Manager and Senior Consultant of Logistics, Tebodin Consultants & Engineers

Efficient baggage handling does not necessarily mean mechanisation and automation. Rien Scholing takes a total process view of baggage handling at airports...

Keeping baggage safe

Issue 6 2011  •  8 December 2011  •  Stefano Dolci, Head of BHS Management, SEA - Milan Airports

The handling of baggage is a very important activity within an airport. One of the main concerns of passengers (and carriers) is to be able to find their baggage on arrival. For this reason the mishandled baggage rate (that is baggage not loaded into the correct plane and shipped afterwards to the passenger) is one of the key performance indicators of the service provided to travellers. Since 2003, the introduction of X-ray screening within all baggage procedures has become even more complex.It is useful to differentiate between the different types of baggage. They are:* ‘Local baggage’ that is checked in at the airport * ‘Transfer baggage’ arrives at an airport on one flight and leaves on another. This is divided into two sub-categories; ‘short connecting baggage’, defined by less than 45 minutes of transfer time, and ‘early baggage’ which incorporates more than three hours of transfer time * ‘Bulky baggage’, OOG (Out Of Gauge), that exceeds normal dimensions that are not suitable to be sorted with normal conveyor belts * ‘Special’ items that arrive at the plane with the passenger such as wheelchairs.There are also implicating costs to consider. The re-routing and shipping of mishandled baggage to its final destination has an average cost of $100. In 2010, 2.44 billion passengers travelled around the world via international airports. In all, there were 29 million cases of mishandled baggage (12 per cent) at a related cost of $3 billion. Europe accounts for approximately 50 per cent of mishandled baggage worldwide and the United States, another 25 per cent (SITA Baggage Report 2011).


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