Vanderlande wins Hanoi Airport automated BHS contract

26 August 2012 (Last Updated August 26th, 2012 18:30)

Vanderlande Industries has received a contract to install a new baggage handling system (BHS) at Hanoi International Airport’s new terminal 2 in Vietnam.

Hanoi Airport

Vanderlande Industries has received a contract to install a new baggage handling system (BHS) at Hanoi International Airport's new terminal 2 in Vietnam.

The baggage handling system has been chosen by the airport's Japanese contractor Taisei Vinaconex Joint Venture (TVJV) and consultant JAC and Vietnamese end-user ACV (Airport Corporation Vietnam).

The new BHS at Hanoi Terminal 2 will include four check-ins, with each consisting 24 check-in positions; Helixorter tilt tray sorter; 4 tilted Triplanar carousels for flight make up as well as integration of customs screening and security screening up to level 5.

According to company, the BHS also includes two manual coding stations, a transfer infeed position, six flat Triplanar arrival carousels with feeding lines, improved Vibes Sac software and Vibes Brs (Baggage reconciliation).

Helixorter tilt tray sorter in the BHS has a capacity of about 6,000 trays per hour, with a speed of 2m/s, and its controls detect the position of a bag on a tray.

Vanderlande said that the tilting action of each tray will be managed independently to ensure more accurate sort baggage to the right destination, which will further enhance sorting precision and therefore lessen mis-sorts and jams.

The tilted Triplanar carousels are expected to improve the storage capacity on the carousel, while the flat variant will offer improved handling of the baggage for the passenger.

Vanderlande's VIBES software suite will provide Integral control of baggage operation and assist airport operators, airlines and handling agents.

Operated by Northern Airport Authority (NAA), Hanoi International Airport has two runways: a 12,466ft, 3,800meters long runway 11L/29R: and 12,466ft, 3,800m long 11R/29L runway.

Image: The BHS will be installed at Hanoi Airport's new terminal. Photo: Pizzaboy1.