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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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Tech Talk: Departure Control Systems

11 May 2022 | By

The aviation industry is full of systems each with its own acronym, along with its own vitally important role and responsibility within the passenger journey. Here we take a look at Departure Control Systems and the role that plays in the smooth operation of airlines and airports across the globe.

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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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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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Issue 1’s Guide To…Baggage Handling

3 March 2021 | By

Within this section Andrew Price from IATA explains how to run a successful airport baggage operation as volumes return to the baggage hall, Mirjam van den Bogaard from Eindhoven Airport says the airport is looking beyond the crisis, sticking to its strategy, and working hard with its partners on new…

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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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RFID and modern baggage messaging: Where we are and what’s next

ON-DEMAND | By International Air Transport Association (IATA)

To conclude IATA’s 2019 webinar series dedicated to baggage tracking, RFID and modern baggage messaging, this last session focused on where the industry is at and what can be expected as we move towards 2020. Participants were given an overview of the important milestones achieved in 2019, which notably included…

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IATA’s keeping baggage on track

16 October 2015 | By

In June 2013, there were several new resolutions for baggage that appeared in the IATA Passenger Services Conference Resolution Manual. One is a brief text that describes baggage tracking, but it is set to make big changes in the industry. Resolution 753 packs a lot into a small space. The…