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AR reveals dynamic baggage handling system

AR reveals dynamic baggage handling system
Global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, BEUMER Group, will offer delegates at Inter Airport 2017 insights into a baggage handling system for visionary airports. The baggage handling system transforms the flow of baggage from a ‘push’ system into a ‘pull’ system. The transformation is enabled by the use of dynamic baggage storage and batch building. The dynamic baggage storage significantly increases efficiency by allowing batches of bags to be ‘pulled’ from storage for speed-loading onto ULDs.
28th September 2017

Baggage handling system contract at Calgary airport

Baggage handling system contract at Calgary airport
BEUMER Group has landed a 10-year contract for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the baggage handling system at YYC Calgary International Airport. The company designed and commissioned the new baggage handling system at the airport as part of the new International Terminal that opened in October 2016, and is now working on installing the system in the Domestic Terminal.
19th September 2017

Gatwick’s Community app shortlisted for seven national awards

Gatwick’s Community app shortlisted for seven national awards
  As airports across the world adopt new technology, Gatwick’s Community app has been shortlisted for seven national awards. Gatwick’s Airport 'Community app' ensures that multiple airlines, stakeholders and thousands of staff are in tune with the ‘common truth’ across the airport campus.
25th August 2017


Airports have one year to comply with IATA Resolution 753

Airports have one year to comply with IATA Resolution 753
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 comes into effect in June 2018, giving airports just one year to ensure their baggage handling systems are compliant. The resolution aims to reduce the number of lost or delayed pieces of baggage by keeping track of them at every stage of their journey, by maintaining a strict ‘chain of custody’ as bags are handed over during the various phases of travel. 
11th July 2017

US airports in need of an upgrade

American airports are in dire need of huge infrastructure investments in order to keep up with the rising passenger traffic as well as comply with industry standards and regulations.
21st June 2017

BA power failure was entirely avoidable says industry expert

BA power failure was entirely avoidable says industry expert
Earlier this month an IT meltdown caused travel chaos for an estimated 75,000 British Airways (BA) passengers. A power failure (and in particular, the uncontrolled restoration of power at BA’s major data centre), caused flight cancellations on a massive scale which will cost the airline something in the region of £80m. 
19th June 2017

Build a Pi-powered plane watcher

Build a Pi-powered plane watcher
This project uses a Raspberry Pi with super low cost software-defined radio (SDR) hardware to receive tracking information from the Mode-S transponders of aircraft up to hundreds of km away, with the addition of a neat 3.5” TFT display to provide a handy summary of airspace activity. Article contributed by RS Components (click for full article).
14th June 2017

Gatwick joins the first ever international airport 'hackathon'

Gatwick joins the first ever international airport 'hackathon'
  Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours.
14th June 2017

Pressure is on businesses to provide power redundancy

Pressure is on businesses to provide power redundancy
  Power distribution specialist ide Systems is calling for businesses to reconsider their electrical infrastructure to ensure reliable power in the event of failure. The call comes after a critical power failure at a British Airways’ (BA) data centre resulted in at least 75,000 passengers being grounded and cost the business an estimated £150m.
13th June 2017

Missing flights could be a thing of the past

Missing flights could be a thing of the past
  Around 2000 beacons have been installed across Gatwick Airport’s two terminals providing an indoor navigation system that is much more reliable than GPS and that enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – a world first for an airport.
26th May 2017


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