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Airport Baggage Handling and Screening Consultant Dr WJ Hill

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Listed below in alphabetical order in each category are links to some useful Web sites.

 

Additional links will be added in due course.

 

Contents

 

*  Airlines

 

*  Airports

 

*  Baggage Handling System (BHS) Equipment Manufacturers and Contractors

 

*  Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) Equipment Manufacturers

 

*  Industry Magazines and Journals

 

Airlines

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Airwise Airline News

On-line daily news about airlines, commercial air transport manufacturers and legislators.

 

Air Transport World

On-line daily news about airlines, commercial air transport manufacturers and legislators.

 

International Air Transport Association

Association of circa 270 of the world’s airlines, and the source of many industry resolutions and recommended practices, covering all aspects of airline and airport operations, including baggage handling and screening.

 

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Airports

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Airwise Airport News

On-line daily news about airports.

 

Airports Council International

World association of airport operators.

 

Airports Council International - Europe

European division of Airports Council International.

 

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Baggage Handling System (BHS) Equipment Manufacturers and Contractors

 

There has been a reduction in the number of BHS manufacturers and contractors in the last few years. The companies are obviously keen to promote and sell their own products and solutions, so it is recommended that an independent consultant is used for specification, scheme design, tender (bid) evaluation, construction management and witnessed testing.

 

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Babcock Airports (formerly ALSTEC)

Manufacturer of conveyors and racetracks. BHS integration contractor.

Created by management buy-out of ALSTHOM Automation in 2000.

 

BEUMER GROUP

Manufacturer of conveyors, mechanical and electrical sorters, and DCV system (destination coded vehicle).

 

DAIFUKU LOGAN (formerly LOGAN teleflex)

Manufacturer of electrical sorters, DCV system, conveyors and racetracks. BHS integration contractor.

 

Crisplant (formerly FKI Logistex Crisplant)

Manufacturer of mechanical and electrical sorters, and tote handling system. BHS integration contractor.

Crisplant was purchased by BEUMER in  2009.

 

Siemens  Airport Logistics

Manufacturer of mechanical sorters, tote handling system, conveyors and racetracks. BHS integration contractor.

Created when Siemens bought Mannesmann Dematic and its subsidiary Rapistan Systems in 2001.

 

Toyo Kanetsu

Manufacturer of cross-belt sorters, conveyors and racetracks. BHS integration contractor.

 

Vanderlande Industries

Manufacturer of mechanical and electrical sorters, tote handling system, DCV system and conveyors. BHS integration contractor.

 

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Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) Equipment Manufacturers

 

As with manufacturers of BHS equipment, there has been a reduction in the number of HBS manufacturers in the last few years. The choice of HBS equipment can be complicated: government agencies often have specific requirements for licensing screening equipment; different detection technologies exist; the type of HBS equipment, its configuration and mode of operation can have a significant operational impact on baggage handling. For these reasons, and because the manufacturers are obviously keen to promote and sell their own products and solutions, it is recommended that an independent consultant is used for specification, scheme design, tender (bid) evaluation, construction management and witnessed testing.

 

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ENSCO

Manufacturer of in-line and stand-alone EDS (explosive detection system) machine.

A newcomer to the market in 2004, with an as-yet unavailable multi fixed-source screening machine that apparently will be useable stand-alone or in-line.

 

SAFRAN Morpho Detection

Manufacturer of in-line and stand-alone EDS machines employing various technologies.

InVision Technologies bought Yxlon International, another screening equipment manufacturer, in 2003.

InVision Technologies was bought by GE Infrastructure in 2004. SAFRAN  purchased a majority stake in GE Homeland Protection in 2009.

 

L3 Communications

Manufacturer of in-line and stand-alone EDS machines employing various technologies.

L3 Communications bought PerkinElmer Detection Systems (formerly EG&G Astrophysics and Vivid Technologies) in 2002.

 

Reveal Imaging Technologies

Manufacturer of compact EDS machine employing CT technology and that can be used in-line or stand-alone. A newcomer to the market in 2004.

 

Smiths Detection (Smiths Heimann)

Manufacturer of in-line and stand-alone EDS machines employing various technologies.

Created when Smiths Group bought Heimann Systems in 2002.

 

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Industry Magazines and Journals

 

The following are useful sources of information on baggage handling and screening, and other relevant topics.

 

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Airports International

Printed magazine issued nine times a year, with news and articles on airports, and often has articles on hold baggage handling and screening, albeit sometimes written by equipment or service suppliers.

 

Airport World

Printed, bimonthly magazine with news and articles on airports, and often has articles on hold baggage handling and screening, published by Airports Council International for ACI members.

 

Communiqué Airport Business

Printed, bimonthly magazine with news and articles on airports, and often has articles on hold baggage handling and screening, published by Airports Council International – Europe for ACI members.

 

Ground Handling International

Printed, bimonthly magazine with news and articles on airport ground handling, sometimes with articles on hold baggage handling.

 

International Airport Review

Printed, quarterly journal which often has articles on hold baggage handling and screening.

 

Jane’s Airport Review

Printed, monthly magazine with news and articles on airports, and often has articles on hold baggage handling and screening.

 

Passenger Terminal World

Printed, monthly magazine covering many aspects of passenger terminal design and equipment, and often has articles regarding baggage handling, albeit sometimes written by equipment or service suppliers.

 

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