Glidepath Wins Baggage Contracts

13 July 2009 (Last Updated July 13th, 2009 18:30)

Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas has made plans for new fully integrated baggage handling, sortation and explosives detection systems valued collectively at $21m. Baggage handling software company Glidepath will carry out the work in three stages, the first stage wil

Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas has made plans for new fully integrated baggage handling, sortation and explosives detection systems valued collectively at $21m.

Baggage handling software company Glidepath will carry out the work in three stages, the first stage will see it supply a new 55-counter check-in at the US departures terminal.

Check-in technology will include an 1,800-bag-an-hour inline explosives detection system, bag-weight imaging system and automated baggage sortation with three large make-up carousels totalling 3,500ft and including 300 drives.

The second stage will include three inbound baggage claim systems for international arrivals, followed by a new international / domestic terminal with a further 42 check-in counters and 3,200ft of baggage handling, security and sortation systems equipment.

All three stages are expected to be complete by 2013.

Meanwhile, the installation phase of a new baggage handling and security screening system at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the US is expected to go live in 2009.

Glidepath will also design, manufacture and install a new integrated baggage handling and security screening system at Nashville International Airport in the US at a cost of $32m under a new security project that is expected to be complete by 2010.