Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics extended service contract covering Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
09 November 2018
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has extended the wide-ranging service contract covering Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France by a number of years. The contract with airport operator Aéroports de Paris (ADP) includes the TBE baggage handling system (BHS) maintenance in Terminals 2E and 2F. In addition, Siemens will look after the associated IT monitoring system. To ensure the highest service standards, Siemens and ADP have jointly defined a number of challenging key performance indicators (KPIs). “We are supporting airport operator ADP with its future-oriented line-up, with a view to catering for growing passenger numbers and further enhancing its cost position,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of APPAL. The company is currently implementing a pioneering system for baggage sorting in the two satellite facilities S3 and S4. Furthermore, Siemens is modernising the BHS in Terminals 2E and 2F for compliance to new Standard 3 security rules. Siemens’ TBE baggage handling system processes outbound baggage in Terminals 2E and 2F, primarily serving Air France passengers. The Siemens service team maintains the electromechanical equipment of the system, which is in continuous operation for 20 hr every day. The service contract covers 20 km of tray conveyors, eight km of belt conveyors, and some three km of sorting technology. Also included are 166 check-ins, seven transfer stations and a dynamic early baggage store accommodating 1,400 items.