Vanderlande wins Operations and Maintenance contract at DFW
25 October 2012
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), TX, has announced the selection of Vanderlande Industries as the official Operations and Maintenance (O&M) provider for its Terminal inline baggage handling system (BHS), as well as its 35 passenger boarding bridges. The O&M contract, valued at more than USD 11.5 million, will be in place over the next four years, and includes a team of almost 50 persons. In addition to maintaining the legacy BHS and passenger boarding bridges in Terminal E, Vanderlande Industries will also be responsible for maintaining the new BHS scheduled to be installed over the next four years. Vanderlande Industries will also introduce its VIBES remote monitoring and Business Process Intelligence (BPI) software and hardware. This tool will be installed on the existing baggage handling system as well as the new system, once it has been phased in. The Vanderlande Industries Baggage Execution System (VIBES) is a standard control solution for complete operational management of baggage handling systems. VIBES gives insight into the baggage process from end-to-end, including planning, monitoring, optimisation and execution.