Cairo International Airport

As part of the ambitious plan to upgrade Egypt’s civil aviation facilities, Cairo International Airport Terminal 2 is currently undergoing a major renovation to double its capacity to 7.5 million passengers per year. The project comprises the renovation of the existing Terminal 2, the construction of new buildings which includes a new departure hall, and a new airside pier. 
January 2016 the project is in the final stages of its commissioning phase. The testing phase will start mid-February 2016. The opening of the airport with the operational bagage handling system is planned for April 2016. The scope of the Terminal 2 project includes a connection line to the existing Terminal 3. By integrating the high-level controls of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 the ‘One-terminal philosophy’, acknowledged by Cairo Airport Company to be the future of their baggage handling system, can be realised.

KPIs

4,800
bags
4,800 bags per hour (Departure)
353
HELIXORTERs
2x 353 meter HELIXORTER tilt-tray sorters installed
500 
bags
500 bags in Early Bag Storage

Facts & figures         

Contract
  • Project milestones
    > Contract awarded July 2013
    > Operational expected April 2016
  • Project organisation
    > Vanderlande as BHS subcontractor for Limak (General contractor)
System
  • Capacity (bph)
    > Departure: 4,800 total
    > Arrival: capacity dependent on operators
  • Check-in
    > 4 check-in islands with 75 three-belt check-in positions
    > 2 redundancy switch via VERTIBELT diverter
    > 4 VIP/CIP three-belt check-in positions
  • Out of Gauge
    > 1 integration of security screening machine
    > 1 lateral for make-up
  • Transfer
    > 2 unloading laterals for transfer baggage
    > 1 redundancy switch via VERTIBELT diverter
    > 2 VERTIBELT diverter to manual coding station for no-read bags
  • Identification
    > 360 degrees automatic tag readers (ATR)
    > 4 manual coding stations on transfer lines
  • Screening
    > 6x integration of Security Screening Machines (Level 1)
    > 4x integration of Security Screening Machines (Level 3)
  • Sorting
    > 2x 353 meter HELIXORTER tilt-tray sorters installed above each other
    > 28 outputs for manual encoding, early bags, make-up laterals and carousels
  • Early Bag Storage
    > Lane-based EBS with 44 VERTIBELT diverters and lanes (approx. 500 bag positions)
    > 1 VERTICROSS at EBS lines
  • Make-up
    > 23 spiral chutes to make-up laterals
    > 3 tilted make-up carousels
  • TB3/TB2 connection
    > 2 VERTICROSS unit for redundancy design of connection lines to T3B
    > 2 pusher diverter on carousel sorters at TB3
  • Arrival system
    > 7 tilted reclaim carousels (+ one existing)
    > 1 transport line for OOG baggage
  • Controls
    > Sorter controls by Profinet communications

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