Logan Teleflex upgrades baggage systems at 15 Saudi Arabian airports

3 March 2013 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2013 18:30)

Logan Teleflex has upgraded baggage systems at 15 domestic airports in Saudi Arabia by deploying new departures and arrivals systems.

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Logan Teleflex has upgraded baggage systems at 15 domestic airports in Saudi Arabia by deploying new departures and arrivals systems.

The project is part of a $30bn investment to develop and modernise airports in Saudi Arabia by 2020 to meet the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) forecast that raffic in the country could double to 60 million passengers per year within ten years.

As part of the project, new check-ins with integrated x-ray screening have been installed and the existing front of house Smith Heimann x-ray screening machines were incorporated with the check-in positions.

Logan Teleflex's Saudi Arabia partner Rajab and Silsilah was responsible for the integration work and onsite installation, while the equipments as well as the new arrivals carousels were delivered by the parent company.

Smith Heimann was responsible for the provision of the interface software modules to connect the screening equipment with the check-in systems.

In addition, the government of Saudi Arabia is planning to issue bonds during 2013, with support from the Finance Ministry, to fund construction work at the country's two airports including King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah and King Khaled Airport in Riyadh.

Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) in a joint venture with TAV and Al Rajhi secured a $765m contract to carry out redevelopment project at KAIA to support the anticipated capacity to reach 70-80million per year by 2035.


Image: The government of Saudi Arabia is planning to issue bonds during 2013 to fund construction work at King Abdulaziz International Airport. Photo: HLG.