Crisplant has been awarded a contract by Canada’s Halifax International Airport Authority, to design, manufacture and install new fully-automated baggage handling systems.
The system will be integrated with the security screening equipment deployed by Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).
The baggage handling systems will be based on two Crisplant LS-4000econ tilt-tray sorters, one in the Domestic/International area and one in the US Transborder area.
The Domestic/International system will provide an initial capacity of up to 3000 bags per hour, with the flexibility for easy expansion to meet future growth in passenger numbers.
Crisplant’s airport sales manager, Henrik Cort, said: “Space-saving features mean that the LS-4000econ can be installed in the existing footprint of the Domestic/International baggage hall and with limited expansion to the Transborder baggage hall.”
Michael Healy, VP, Infrastructure & Commercial Development, Halifax International Airport Authority, added: “The new systems will improve our baggage handling operations and will have the capacity to meet growing passenger demand in the years to come.”
The airport’s current conveyor-based baggage handling system will continue to operate, with a minimum of disruption, whilst the Crisplant system is installed.
The hand-over date for the new automated baggage handling and security screening system in the Domestic/International area is scheduled for November 2013 followed by the Transborder system in January 2014.