Vanderlande Industries has won the contract to supply a new baggage handling system for Brazil’s São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. This is the country’s busiest airport,
handling almost 33 million passengers in 2012, with ambitious growth plans to
take that number up to 60 million by 2022.
Work on-site will start in August 2013 and the project is scheduled to be completed in April 2014, in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
The order was awarded to Vanderlande Industries by Consórcio Invepar-ACSA, comprising Brazilian infrastructure investor Invepar and Airports Company South Africa
(ACSA), which has obtained a 20-year concession to operate the airport.
The new baggage handling system will have three check-in islands with 72 check-in positions and one re‑check-in for transfer passengers.
Baggage sorting is handled by two HELIXORTER tilt tray sorters with 24 destinations. Full system redundancy ensures uninterrupted operations can continue in case of any
fault or during routine maintenance. Early baggage arrivals are via a lane-based Early Bag Store with 1,000 positions and 500 manual storage positions, allowing bags to be called forward rapidly when needed for flight make-up. Security screening meets the latest standards with five Level 1 and two Level 3 screening machines wjile arriving bags are handled by seven tilted TRIPLANAR carousels.
Vanderlande says overall control is via its integrated VIBES software suite offering full operational management, process control and performance reporting functions.