Alstef and Crisplant to install BHS at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Alstef and Crisplant have been selected to install a new baggage handling system (BHS) connecting Terminal 2E (T2E) to Satellite 3 (S3) at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

S3 provides additional air bridges for large-capacity aircrafts, including the Airbus A380, and previously used the baggage systems in T2E and T2F to handle check-in bags.

The new Crisplant CrisBag system will connect six existing check-in islands and will have a capacity of 3,200 bags per hour. It will also include five integrated Standard 3 screening machines. Alstef will supply and install 4,590ft of conveyors, 12 make-up laterals and six make-up carousels. The new system is scheduled to become operational in the summer of 2018.

Nadine Vennat, operations officer, baggage, Aéroports de Paris, the airport operator, said, “Starting in 2018, this new BHS will allow Air France and its Skyteam partners to improve sorting quality and reduce delays for baggage checked in at T2E. The additional equipment to collect and sort connecting baggage to Satellite 4 (S4) will be the object of an additional call for tenders in 2016.”

The combination of high-level controls for the BHS, with SAC and SCADA systems, coupled with low-level controls, will provide Charles de Gaulle Airport with comprehensive management of the entire BHS process. The high-level controls will also feature a web-based user interface to enable the remote control of the BHS from a tablet device.

In addition, Aéroports de Paris will integrate RFID scanning technology for bag tags within the new BHS. RFID baggage labels have been shown to minimize the number of mishandled transfer bags and have been trialed by Aéroports de Paris since 2013, with the installation of RFID scanners by Air France and KLM.

Klaus Schäfer, managing director, Crisplant, said, “The new system will provide the tracking reliability and system availability needed by one of the world’s largest airports by using the inherent flexibility of the CrisBag system.

Pierre Marol, president and CEO, Alstef, said, “Alstef conveyors have been approved and integrated in Paris CDG airport for many years. A team of Alstef employees has also been working on-site since 2004, which has provided insights into the operational requirements of this major European hub.”

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