Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to get new BHS from Alstef and Crisplant
10 August 2015
Alstef and Crisplant have been selected to install a new baggage handling system (BHS) connecting Terminal 2E (T2E) to Satellite 3 (S3) at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France. S3 provides additional air bridges for large-capacity aircraft, including the Airbus A380, and previously used the baggage systems in T2E and T2F to handle check-in bags. The new Crisplant CrisBag system will connect six existing check-in islands and will have a capacity of 3,200 bags/hr. It will also include five integrated Standard 3 screening machines. Alstef will supply and install 4,590 ft of conveyors, 12 make-up laterals and six make-up carousels. The new system is scheduled to become operational in summer 2018. Nadine Vennat, operations officer, baggage at Aéroports de Paris (ADP), the airport operator, said: “Starting in 2018, this new BHS will allow Air France and its Skyteam partners to improve sorting quality and reduce delays for baggage checked in at T2E. The additional equipment to collect and sort connecting baggage to Satellite 4 (S4) will be the object of an additional call for tenders in 2016.” The combination of high-level controls for the BHS, with SAC and SCADA systems, coupled with low-level controls, will provide CDG with comprehensive management of the entire BHS process. The high-level controls will also feature a web-based user interface to enable the remote control of the BHS from a tablet device. In addition, ADP will integrate RFID scanning technology for bag tags within the new BHS. RFID baggage labels have been shown to minimize the number of mishandled transfer bags and have been trialled by Aéroports de Paris since 2013, with the installation of RFID scanners by Air France and KLM.