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Baggage handling

 

Luggage on a baggage handling system conveyor beltBaggage handling is the process of transporting passenger luggage from a check-in counter at a departure airport, onto a plane cargo hold and then to a collection point at an arrival airport.

A baggage handling system (BHS) is made up of a number of different processes and checks. A BHS is designed to count bags, check weights of bags, balance loads, screen suitcases for security reasons, transport bags through an airport conveyor belt system and read bag information automatically.

Next generation baggage handling: tote screening system

20 August 2018 | By

As part of a $2.4 billion redevelopment of San Francisco International’s Terminal 1, the airport has embarked on an exciting project to become the first airport in the United States to install a terminal-wide independent carrier system for baggage handling. Suzanne Culin, Terminal 1 Program Manager, reveals the potential the…

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