FLEET is part of Vanderlande’s BAGFLOW, Vanderlande’s end-to-end baggage logistics solution. This integrated approach to the total baggage operation at an airport encompasses activities at the check-in area right through to the apron.
FLEET is a flexible and sustainable baggage logistics solution. By using autonomous vehicle technology and intelligent software it enables the seamless handling of individual bags or ‘batches’ of bags (in uniform loading devices – ULDs – or carts) inside the baggage hall and up to the aircraft stands on the apron
FLEET consists of three individual solutions that can be used either individually, or as part of an integrated end-to-end baggage handling concept: FLEET Bag, FLEET Batch and FLEET Apron.
FLEET utilises a family of ‘runners’ – different types of autonomous vehicles that can be used both internally and externally. Due to FLEET’s system architecture, adding runners or changing routes is easy, resulting in a scalable and flexible solution.
Sustainability is an integral part of the FLEET solution. A high level of attention has been paid to ergonomic considerations, safety and minimising energy consumption. The solution’s flexibility allows for the re-use of runners in other applications or locations. They can also be remanufactured and recycled, which contributes to a circular economy.
Adding runners or changing routes is easy, offering scalability and adaptability.
FLEET is resilient by design and it can prioritise bags.
Easy connection to existing systems, fast set-up and alterations can be carried out overnight.
High asset utilisation, maintenance during working hours and continuous improvements.
FLEET has been designed to minimise energy consumption and using materials responsibly.
FLEET enables flexibility in space utilisation and stacking of ULD’s.
Fleet Bag transports individual bags inside the baggage hall and supports the screening, buffering and sortation processes by delivering bags to the correct (make-up) position.
FLEET Batch transports containers of bags, supports the make-up and break process, provides inter-terminal transportation, and can deliver up to the intermediate buffer stations.
FLEET Apron supports the end to end baggage process by delivering aircraft containers and carts ‘just in time’ to and from the aircraft stands.