Airport logistics Siemens wins comprehensive service contract at San Diego International Airport

  • Operation and maintenance of baggage handling system and more than 50 passenger boarding bridges
  • Complete service package from one source
  • Contractual term of several years with an extension option

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has received an order to take over operation and maintenance (O&M) of the baggage handling system and more than 50 passenger boarding bridges at San Diego International Airport in California, USA. The service contract has a term of three years and includes the option of two extensions. The order was placed by the SANCO consortium – an association of 12 airlines serving San Diego, handling about 18 million passengers per year.

The customer benefits from Siemens providing all O&M services from a single source. This means that SANCO no longer needs to work with multiple service providers. Siemens takes over the service of the baggage handling system and passenger boarding bridges, including corrective and preventive maintenance of all related technical equipment. The company consolidated all airport control rooms at one location to further improve the overall maintenance process efficiency. The SANCO airline consortium and Siemens have already been working together successfully for a number of years. For example, Siemens installed the baggage handling system in Terminal 2 West in San Diego.

SPPAL has its own national company in the USA, headquartered in Dallas, to optimally address customer needs locally and competently carry out project management on site. The experienced US team is part of SPPAL’s worldwide network of regional companies and offices. The company has used this network to establish itself as a technology and service partner for airports and airlines all over the world. SPPAL’s successful track record includes long-term O&M contracts at over 30 airports. Among the latest projects are comprehensive service contracts for the baggage and material handling systems at Dubai and Abu Dhabi international airports. Other examples include long-term O&M contracts with the European aviation hubs in Munich and Madrid.

San Diego International Airport records over 450 departures and arrivals every day. It is served by 18 passenger and five cargo airlines that fly to more than 50 non-stop destinations in the USA, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Japan.



Monica Soffritti


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