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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.

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What’s next with NEXTT – now and in the future?

29 March 2021 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)

As a joint initiative of ACI and IATA, NEXTT (New Experience Travel Technologies) creates a shared vision for the future of travel. In our previous webinars, we reconfirmed the validity of the concepts under NEXTT in a Covid and post-pandemic environment and learned from our industry experts how they turned the concepts into…

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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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International Airport Review Issue 1 2021

23 February 2021 | By

In this issue we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: the new era of post-pandemic travel; noise abatement; the construction of the new main terminal at Portland International Airport; and the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) at Cranfield University, which aims to…

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Eurofins [email protected]: A runway back to flight in COVID-19 times

19 January 2021 | By Eurofins

The airline industry connects everything that matters most – our families, homes, and food logistics; our businesses and governments. The next normal depends critically on our safe return to flight. As a world leader in the provision of clinical diagnostics, forensic, pharmaceutical, food and environmental laboratory testing services, Eurofins is…

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NEXTT Vision: From concept to implementation – during and post-COVID-19

17 December 2020 | By NEXTT Vision (IATA & ACI)

As a joint initiative of ACI and IATA, NEXTT (New Experience Travel Technologies) creates a shared vision for the future of travel. While the first webinar confirmed the validity of and the need for the concepts of NEXTT in these difficult times for the air travel industry, this second webinar looked…

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Adopting virtual twin technology to optimise airport operations

30 October 2020 | By Dassault Systèmes

Most airports are facing challenges around planning optimally for variations in passenger demand and allocating the required resources at the right time and location. The current pandemic has only emphasised this need for agility. Today, decisions must be made faster with greater confidence to meet growing challenges. Airports need to…

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