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BEUMER Group Awarded Phase 1 Contract for ECAC 3 Compliant Baggage Handling System at Terminal 2 Manchester Airport, UK

ECAC3 Contract

Key facts:

  • BHS upgrade enables Manchester Airport to comply with ECAC 3 regulations in its Terminal 2
  • Contract includes integration of new HBS screening machines, new conveyor systems and BHS controls upgrade
  • Upgrade methodology minimises disruption to baggage operations

BEUMER Group UK, part of BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has been awarded Phase 1 of a major contract by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) to upgrade the baggage handling system in Terminal 2 (T2) Manchester Airport, UK.

The new system will enable Manchester Airport to comply with the latest regulatory guidance on European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3 and guidance from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) in T2.

The contract includes the installation and integration of new ECAC 3 compliant explosive detection system (EDS) machines for hold baggage screening (HBS). BEUMER Group UK as part of this contract will also install and commission a new conveyor system and upgrade the controls for the T2 baggage handling system. The upgraded BHS includes combines legacy high-level IT controls and systems, such as the sort allocation computer (SAC) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).

The design of the new BHS allows for ease of scalability to safeguard Manchester Airport for the future expansion of T2.

Numerous global airports are also working with BEUMER to transform essential regulatory compliance into an opportunity to improve efficiency.

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