London Gatwick Airport has procured Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics to provide new upgrades for check-in facilities operating in zones A, C and D of the South Terminal. This will include surveying each baggage area and control panel, as well as replacing controls and upgrading check-in desk software with new system configurations.
Matt Payne, project manager, baggage, London Gatwick, said, “Siemens is delivering new design proposals to facilitate the terminal operating efficiently and reliably. We can rely on the team at Siemens to carry out this detailed work ahead of the busy summer season to help us plan for pending changes later in the year.”
When completed the works will enable London Gatwick to increase check-in reliability and maintainability, with the latest controls technology installed throughout the South Terminal check-in areas. This will improve the overall performance and efficiency of the baggage handling operations, benefiting both travelers and airlines.
London Gatwick’s South Terminal comprises eight concourse check-in zones and more than 180 check-in desks, all linked to the baggage electrical and controls system running the automatic hold baggage screening (HBS) operation.