Brussels Airport has awarded Vanderlande a contract to upgrade their baggage handling system (BHS). This forms a key part of a 20-year framework agreement signed between the Brussels Airport Company and Vanderlande in March 2019.
Brussels Airport’s large-scale investment project includes the implementation of Vanderlande’s BHS TUBTRAX technology, an upgrade to the high-level controls, and the integration of new hold baggage screening machines to comply with the latest EU Standard 3 regulations. The new BHS system will connect the existing check-in and transfer areas with the new HBS systems and the existing sorters, make-up carousels and the sortation area in Pier A. By transporting one item of baggage per tote, TUBTRAX ensures complete track and trace of each piece of luggage at any time, regardless of its location in the system.
Integration of the new system will be executed during live operations at the airport. Vanderlande will cooperate closely with ENGIE Fabricom Airport Solutions, a key supplier in respect to BHS-related activities at Brussels Airport.