Beumer Latinoamericana Equipamentos has been awarded second operation and maintenance contract at Viracopos Airport
29 March 2016
Beumer Latinoamericana Equipamentos (BLE) has been awarded a second operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for the BHS at Viracopos International Airport in Brazil. The new contract extends the existing two-year agreement, which included the supply and installation of the BHS, and ensures that BLE will continue to operate and maintain the system for a total of 66 months. This includes monitoring and supervising the system via supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), monitoring the baggage flow, and resolving operational anomalies. During the first year of the O&M contract, B&E’s on-site employees completed several work orders for preventive maintenance, with no work orders required for corrective maintenance. Viracopos International’s BHS in the new Terminal 1 (T1) facility comprises 72 check-in stations, 7,200 ft of belt conveyors, and six standard 200-ft baggage reclaim carousels with a 260-ft carousel to handle high-capacity aircraft such as the Airbus A380. The system also integrates a fully automated LS-4000 tilt-tray sorter with the capacity to sort up to 4,400 bags/hr.