In anticipation of the growth in traffic and to improve the quality of services, Aéroports de Lyon has started work to double the size of the terminals at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport.

As part of the construction of the Future Terminal 1, ALSTEF won the contract for the installation and maintenance of the baggage handling system.

This €14 million contract is the largest equipment contract awarded by Aéroports de Lyon for the Future Terminal 1, and one of the biggest-ever equipment contract in France over the last two years.

ALSTEF will be responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of all equipment related to baggage handling: check-in, baggage screening with Standard 3 machines, automatic baggage sorting at departures and baggage delivery at arrivals.

With this automated system, Aéroports de Lyon expects to achieve significant operational benefits, including improved efficiency for the operators (airlines, baggage handlers, ground assistance).

The work will be carried out in two phases:

– In the current phase to 2016, the majority of the system will be installed: check-in, screening and automated baggage sorting to departure carousels, as well as arrival carousels in the Future Terminal 1 outside the sorter

– In 2017, the second phase will consist of installing additional check-in counters in the existing Terminal 1. These will be linked to the baggage sorting system at the New Terminal 1. A high-speed cross-belt automated sorter manufactured by SELEX will also be installed, marking the second collaboration of ALSTEF with SELEX after the Basel Mulhouse project

This contract includes a ten-year operation and maintenance contract, not only for the baggage sorting system to be supplied for the Future Terminal 1, but also for all baggage sorting systems of the airport, including the ‘current’ Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. This contract, that will begin as early as January 2016, will require the creation of a local work team of more than 10 persons.

This association gave an opportunity for Aéroports de Lyon to ask ALSTEF to install two BAGXPress Lite machines for the automatic check-in of bags in Terminal 2. These machines will be tested with two major airlines.