Siemens Logistics has secured a contract to modernise the baggage handling system in Terminal 2 and the satellite building of Munich Airport in Germany.

The contract was awarded by Terminal 2 Gesellschaft, a joint subsidiary of Munich Airport and Lufthansa airlines.

Under the contract, Siemens Logistics will replace the existing X-ray equipment in the baggage handling system with explosive detection systems based on Standard 3 of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).

The company will also deploy the latest generation screening units to provide high-resolution 3D imaging and enhanced scanning quality.

Siemens Logistics CEO Michael Reichle said: “We are pleased to carry on the excellent collaboration with the Terminal 2 Gesellschaft and to support Munich Airport in further increasing its efficiency and competitiveness.”

Terminal 2 Gesellschaft Processes and Central Infrastructure head Marco Butz said: “We aim to always provide our air passengers with the best of comfort and the highest possible security.

“This is why we count on Siemens’ many years of experience to help us achieve the goals we have set – secure, rapid, and smooth baggage handling.”

Siemens Logistics said that the work to deploy the screening system will be carried out without causing disruption to airport operations. It is expected to be concluded by mid-2022.

Siemens provides services to 16 of the largest passenger airports across the world. It has long-term operation and maintenance contracts with more than 40 airports.

In July last year, Siemens Logistics was awarded a service contract for the baggage and material handling systems at Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central Airport.