Edmonton International Airport (YEG) in Canada has selected Alstef Group as its preferred partner for its baggage system modernisation project.

The project involves upgrading the airport’s baggage handling system (BHS).

In the first phase, legacy controls equipment will be replaced and new bag-tag readers will be added and upgraded.

The initial phase also involves the replacement of the existing SCADA software, as well as the development and commissioning of transit passenger baggage processing software.

YEG Operations, Infrastructure and Corporate Communications vice-president Steve Maybee said: “Alstef Group’s strategic approach to airport operations’ systems complements our goals of delivering an efficient and positive passenger experience.

“Their knowledge in the field and proven ability to modernise technical systems are just a few of the reasons we have chosen them as our trusted partner.”

YEG plans to begin the first phase immediately.

Later phases of the baggage system modernisation project will begin later this year and in early 2024. It will overhaul the airport’s legacy baggage handling infrastructure and operational technical support.

The project will also focus on addressing deficiencies and critical risks within the current BHS environment.

Alstef Group Airports sales director Philippe Hamon said: “It is a great accolade to be selected as YEG’s preferred partner.

“We were up against some tough competition, but a focus on partnerships is part of our core values and this came through strongly in our proposal.

“We aim to maintain enduring relationships with every new customer, so being awarded a ‘preferred partner’ status means so much more to us than a project award.”