Siemens Logistics is to integrate a new hold baggage-screening system (HBS) at Dublin Airport, Terminal 2.
The contract with daa includes replacing the existing HBS and installing an additional line to further increase capacity. The work will be carried out without causing any restrictions to normal flight plan or passenger operations.
“We are delighted to once more support daa with the baggage handling system at Terminal 2 and to continue our partnership with Dublin Airport,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. In 2010 Siemens supplied and installed the baggage handling system at Terminal 2 which consists of 6km (3.7 miles) of conveyor and an automated sorting system. At the time, the construction of the new terminal was one of the largest civil projects in Ireland.
The implementation of new baggage screening units is based on increased international safety regulations. All baggage inspection systems at European airports must now be equipped with explosives detection systems based on Standard 3 HBS Security Regulatory Requirements.
Dublin Airport is one of only two European airports that offer automatic US customs preclearance. Once passengers have successfully completed the security control process, checking through of their baggage to their destination in the USA requires no further formalities. On arriving in the USA, they are treated as domestic passengers.
In addition to Dublin Airport, Terminal 2, Siemens Logistics is also implementing new hold baggage screening systems at Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 and at Palma de Mallorca Airport in Spain.