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Keeping baggage safe

8 December 2011 | By 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…

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World-class baggage handling operations

28 March 2008 | By Tebogo Mekgoe, Assistant General Manager, O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA)

Considering that O.R. Tambo International Airport is fast gaining status as world class, it is no wonder that all the facilities and technologies available in the airport precinct compare with the best in the world. As the largest airport in Africa, currently processing over 18 million passengers annually, Airports Company…

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Behind the scenes of a baggage handling system

11 April 2011 | By Michael Rumpf, Senior Project Consultant, Baggage Operations at Muscat and Salalah airports, Oman

When planning for a new BHS (Baggage Handling System) I recommend looking at your bags as if they were customers. Similar to a study on passenger profiles for a new terminal, an analysis of bags should be done. The dimensions, typical shapes, materials, per Pax ratio, even content will get…

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Baggage handling: Achieving operational excellence

26 February 2014 | By 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...

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Modern baggage messaging standards

30 July 2019 | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Following on from the first two webinars of this series - which introduced the IATA RFID priority and highlighted some successful deployments - this session will cover the messaging aspect as baggage is moved according to messages that are sent from the airline Departure Control System (DCS) to the baggage…

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Baggage Handling In-Depth Focus 2018

19 December 2018 | By

With passenger numbers continuing on their exponential increase, the baggage that these passengers carry is expected to increase at the same rate. To deal with such pressure on the current system, the industry must develop. From the checking-in of baggage off-airport, to autonomous processing systems, baggage handling must adapt, just…

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A strategic approach to planning baggage systems

3 April 2007 | By Dave Tomber, Planning Program Manager, Seattle-Tacoma International

Baggage systems play a critically important part in airport operations. The visibility of baggage systems to executive management has only heightened with the implementation of federally mandated inline screening systems. Yet, baggage systems remain a headache for airports, airlines, and the Transportation Security Administration. More puzzling is the unfortunate reality…

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Baggage check-in with I-drop – innovative and easy to use

22 January 2016 | By

Consistent growth in air traffic means that everything is getting faster. More and more passengers have to be checked-in within shorter timeframes while service and security expectations are rising. In order to optimise passenger handling, Johannes Scharnberg, Director of Aviation at Germany’s fifth-largest airport – Hamburg – explains that it…

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