Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Texas, US, will soon be equipped with Siemens Logistics’ new outbound baggage handling system (BHS).

The new BHS will replace the existing system at the airport that has been processing outbound passenger bags for more than two decades.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport chief development officer Somer Shindler said: “This is an important project and a key improvement that will provide benefits for us in the near term and for future generations of AUS travellers.

“Our airport is serving more passengers and processing more bags than ever before. We are thrilled to work with the exceptional and renowned team from Siemens Logistics once again to bring this new and improved system to our airport.”

Siemens’ contract scope includes the delivery of a new mainline belt conveyor, sortation through high-speed diverters, and vertical sorters.

The company will also be responsible for upgrades to the higher and lower-level controls for the complete system.

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Upon completion of the work, which is expected by late 2024, the new BHS will improve the flow of airport operations, the logistics solutions provider stated.

Siemens Logistics US CEO Andrew Savage said: “Our goal is to supply solutions and systems that exceed our customer’s needs.

“We look forward to working collaboratively with our partners and customer to deliver a baggage handling system that becomes a true asset to the airport operations at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for decades to come.”