Beumer Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, announces that the new Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has been handed over to the airport operators, Groupe ADP.
The new CrisBag tote-based BHS will provide 100 per cent tracking of baggage as it is checked-in at the Airport’s Terminal 2E and transported via a 500-meter tunnel to the Satellite 3 (S3) Terminal. The CrisBag system will also provide the speed and capacity to meet the demands of the large-capacity airliners, such as the Airbus A380, which are served by the S3 Satellite.
Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, Beumer Group A/S said: “Beumer Group is a long-term partner of Groupe ADP, which is why we were entrusted with the update to the baggage handling system and the integration of the airport’s first ECAC Standard 3 screening system.”
Groupe ADP chose the CrisBag tote-based system for its high reliability which offers the optimum solution for this type of tunnel-based transport. The system consists of more than 2500 CrisBag modules and has a capacity of 3200 bags per hour.
Nadine Vennat, Groupe ADP Project Director, said: “The technical performance of the system was demonstrated during 2 months of intensive tests involving carrying test luggage and ensuring integrity from a safety point of view, while working around the need to keep the terminal in operation.
The Beumer Group and Alstef teams provided Groupe ADP with operational support during the first 4 weeks of ramp-up operations to help Groupe ADP teams take control of the system. As a first step, ORAT tests were organised to validate the operational processes. Then the system was put into service progressively, check-in group by check-in group, with technical support from Beumer Group to pilot the supervision station.
“This transitional phase was the key to a smooth start-up. The proximity of the Beumer Group teams helped to quickly instill confidence and helped us make the decision to use the TDS3 BHS for full operation only 2 months after initial hand-over, at the beginning of summer 2018.”