Beumer Group to upgrade baggage handling system at UK’s Manchester Airport


Beumer Group UK has secured Phase I of a contract to upgrade and modernise the automated baggage handling system in Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport.

The contract has been awarded by UK-based airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG).

With the upgraded system, the airport will be able to comply with the latest regulatory guidance on European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3 and guidance from the Department for Transport (DfT) in its Terminal 2.

Under the terms of the deal, Beumer Group UK will be responsible for installing and integrating new ECAC 3 compliant explosive detection system (EDS) machines for hold baggage screening (HBS).

In addition, the company will deploy and commission a new conveyor system, as well as modernise the controls for the baggage handling system in Terminal 2.

The upgraded system combines high-level information technology (IT) controls and solutions, such as the sort allocation computer (SAC) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

"The new baggage handling system has been designed to enable easy scalability to safeguard the UK airport for the future expansion of its Terminal 2."

The new baggage handling system has been designed to enable easy scalability to safeguard the UK airport for the future expansion of its Terminal 2. 

Last month, Beumer Group received a ten-year contract for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the baggage handling system at YYC Calgary International Airport in Canada.

The company designed and commissioned the latest automated system as part of the airport’s new international terminal that opened in October 2016.

The company is currently working on integrating the system in the airport's domestic terminal.


Image: Beumer Group wins contract to upgrade baggage handling system in Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport. Photo: courtesy of Beumer Group.