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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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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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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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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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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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Contemporary challenges in baggage handling

7 June 2022 | By

Ravi Khanna, Senior Security Specialist at the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, talks to Internaitonal Airport Review about the modern day challenges that airports face in their baggage handling operations, the technology involved and the upcoming improvements that can be made.

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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…