Siemens receives upgrade contract for Munich Airport, Terminal 2
- Reconstruction and expansion of the screening system to meet the most stringent security requirements in baggage control
- Implementation to take place with no interruptions to airport operations
Siemens Logistics has received an order to upgrade the baggage handling system in Terminal 2 and its satellite building at the Franz Josef Strauss Airport in Munich. By integrating innovative screening units, Siemens supports the customer to ensure that international specifications for baggage checking are met to the highest degree, and to continue to successfully manage the ever-increasing number of passengers. The customer is the Terminal 2 Gesellschaft, a joint subsidiary of Munich Airport and Lufthansa.
This upgrade to the current safety and security regulations for baggage handling, which require explosives detection systems based on Standard 3 of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), calls for replacement of the X-ray equipment in the baggage handling system. Siemens is also implementing screening units of the latest generation that provide high-resolution 3D imaging and enhanced scanning quality.
“We are pleased to carry on the excellent collaboration with the Terminal 2 Gesellschaft and to support Munich Airport in further increasing its efficiency and competitiveness,” stated Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics.
Marco Butz, authorized representative and Head of Processes and Central Infrastructure at the Terminal 2 Gesellschaft, said: “We aim to always provide our air passengers with the best of comfort and the highest possible security. This is why we count on Siemens’ many years of experience to help us achieve the goals we have set – secure, rapid, and smooth baggage handling.”
A special challenge presented by this project is to conduct work during ongoing operations, without causing any restrictions to normal flight operations. The measures are scheduled to be completed by mid-2022.
Siemens serves 16 of the 20 largest passenger airports worldwide, which together process a total of 1.1 billion airline customers per year. The company’s successful track record also includes long-term operation and maintenance contracts with more than 40 airports around the globe.