Airport logistics Siemens receives comprehensive order at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, United States

  • Significant improvements to baggage security system
  • Substantial increase in efficiency for the entire baggage handling system

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has received an order to further improve security standards at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. The airport, named after a former Governor of Texas, recorded some 200,000 flights and approximately 12 million passengers in 2014.

As part of this project Siemens will provide significant enhancements to the Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS). This includes replacing three computed tomography (CT) scanners and the addition of a fourth. In conjunction with these improved security standards, Siemens will be able to considerably increase the efficiency, baggage throughput and tracking accuracy of the entire system. In the future, William P. Hobby Airport benefits from a more stable and reliable system and can improve their overall airport operations. The project is scheduled for completion by late 2016.

Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, said, “The order at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston shows that our competency in airport logistics is highly sought after in the USA, the largest airport market in the world.” With some 2.2 million people, Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA, after New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. From William A. Hobby Airport, travelers can fly to destinations in the U.S.A. and Mexico, as well as Central and South America.

SPPAL has its own U.S. national company, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, around 400 kilometers from Houston. With this local presence, SPPAL can ensure optimum customer service and competent local handling of projects. The U.S. team is part of SPPAL’s worldwide network of regional companies and offices.



Monica Soffritti


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