Beumer Group, a global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has been awarded a contract by Finavia for a redundant baggage handling system for the extension to Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport. The new Terminal 2 extension to the baggage handling system is designed to provide Helsinki Airport with even greater transfer capacity, redundancy and flexibility.
The new extension to the baggage handling system has been designed to ensure full redundancy throughout the sorting, make-up and dynamic Early Baggage Store (EBS). The sorting process achieves full redundancy with a seamless link between the new and existing systems and the ability to control both systems from a single control room. For baggage make-up, redundancy is ensured by allowing each pair of sorters to discharge to the same destination chutes.
Henri Hansson, Technical Director of Finavia Corporation, commented: “The extension of Terminal 2 will ensure that Helsinki Airport maintains its strong competitive position, especially in transfer traffic between Europe and Asia. The passenger volumes between Helsinki and Asia have increased steadily for several years now. One of the main goals of Finavia’s Development Programme 2014 – 2020 is to increase Helsinki Airport’s transfer capacity.”