Siemens Logistics completes baggage handling system enhancement at Bergamo Airport
- Increased baggage handling capacity by more than 50 percent
- Airport now compliant with ECAC Standard 3
- Expanded system with state-of-the-art baggage tracking
Siemens Logistics has successfully completed an enhancement of the existing baggage handling system (BHS) at Milan Bergamo Airport. The contract with airport operator SACBO also included the integration of an explosives detection system (EDS) based on Standard 3 of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC). In addition, the project covered engineering, project management, supply, installation and commissioning of various conveying and diverting systems as well as a state-of-the-art programmable logic controller (PLC) and IT software.
“We have decided to continue to focus on Siemens’ technology, certain to guarantee our airport the best solutions available on the market, allowing us to maintain the highest safety standards so far ensured in baggage handling and to support the prompt recovery of air traffic,” explained Emilio Bellingardi, General Manager from airport operator SACBO.
“I am very pleased to support the optimization of our customer’s business and to increase security and improve the passenger experience. With this project we continue to strengthen our position in the Italian market. In addition to the current contract with SACBO, Siemens Logistics was also recently selected for Standard 3 implementation by several other Italian airports, such as Turin, Milan Linate, Terminal 2 at Milan Malpensa, Treviso, Bologna, Pisa and Cagliari,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics.
Bergamo Airport is the third-busiest airport in Italy and serves as an important logistics hub for the country’s north. The new BHS, together with an expansion of the terminal, enables higher throughput and increases airport capacity by more than 50 percent. Despite the challenges the pandemic has brought, Milan Bergamo Airport has continued to fully implement its development and strengthening plan. As such, the airport puts itself in the best-possible position and can fully operate as soon as demand rises again.
Siemens Logistics completed the enhancement of the BHS prior to the given deadline. Hold baggage screening at Bergamo Airport is now compliant with the latest legislation for maximum security as stipulated in ECAC Standard 3.
The collaboration between Siemens Logistics and Milan Bergamo Airport will continue with an operation and maintenance contract to ensure full support and the best performance for the newly extended BHS.
Siemens Logistics runs its own regional company in Italy, headquartered in Milan. The Italian team has decade-long experience in the fields of baggage and cargo handling as well as service and innovative software solutions for effective airport management. Customer proximity and on-site project management have been among Siemens’ core strengths for years.
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