Vanderlande Industries has started work on the phased installation of a comprehensive new baggage handling system (BHS) at Vancouver International Airport.
Scheduled to come online in early 2016, Vanderlande says the new state-of-the-art BHS has been designed to accommodate future expansions and various growth scenarios over the next decade.
The current scope of the ‘baggage backbone project’ focuses on a faster connection between existing baggage handling systems, a new sortation system and modernising the controls system for the airport’s daily operations.
The new BHS system will utilise TUBTRAX, a high speed conveying system, and Vanderlande’s integrated control solution VIBES.
Vanderlande’s project director, Robbert Faas, says: “This is an exciting challenge bringing these new technologies to YVR, an endeavour we are confident will be a great success.”
In other news, Vanderlande has won the contract to supply a new baggage handling system for Brazil’s second busiest gateway – São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport.
Work on-site will start in August 2013 and the project is scheduled to be completed in April 2014, in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.