Vanderlande Industries has received a contract from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas, US, to provide operations and maintenance services for Terminal E's legacy inline baggage handling system (BHS), as well as 35 passenger boarding bridges (PBB).
Under the $11.5m contract, Vanderlande Industries will provide operations and maintenance services over a period of four years, deploying a 50-strong team.
The company will also provide operations and maintenance services to the new BHS scheduled to be installed at the airport over the contract duration.
Vanderlande Industries Baggage Execution System (VIBES) remote monitoring and Business Process Intelligence (BPI) software and hardware will be incorporated into the existing BHS, as well as the new system, when it is installed.
As a control system for complete operational management of BHS, VIBES is expected to offer insight into the baggage process from end-to-end, along with the planning, monitoring, optimisation and execution.
The implementation of VIBES is intended to assist the airport's operators, airlines and handling agents in baggage management, planning and resource management, management information, performance control, process control, visualisation and equipment control.
In 2003, Vanderlande Industries installed a $27m inline screening project at DFW's Terminals B and E.
DFW airport has embarked on a seven-year, $1.9bn terminal renewal and improvement programme for improving Terminals A, B, C and E, which will add enhanced concessions, expand the security checkpoints, improve self-service ticketing areas and increase parking space.
Image: DFW's terminal renewal and improvement programme is aimed at enhancing Terminals A, B, C and E. Photo: courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.