The coronavirus has created an unprecedented crisis of confidence in air travel, which continues to negatively affect passengers as uncertainty about the worldwide pandemic shows no signs of abating.
As a global market leader in value-added logistic process automation for airports, Vanderlande has been actively engaged in the research and development of baggage disinfection systems. In doing so, we have analysed in great depth the processes surrounding the passenger and baggage journeys through an airport.
Our research has shown that an effective solution cannot be solely dependent on one specific technology. It must also encompass the process flow and environmental constraints, as well as being cost-efficient. Determining the right combination of all these factors can be challenging and requires a partner that can help you find the solutions that meet your specific needs.
Our industry has a common goal – to restore confidence in the health and safety of air travel. As such, in October 2020 we will be releasing specifications for 360° disinfecting systems for hold baggage based on our research conducted in North America. We will be offering these specifications freely to the industry in order to support airports and airlines as they adapt to post COVID-19 operations.
“We believe it is crucial to work in partnership with our customers and the airports industry at large to restore passenger confidence in travel,” says Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President Airports and Board member, Andrew Manship. “This sector has endured one of the biggest impacts of the coronavirus crisis, and we believe that the sharing of information and working closely together are the key to our market being able to adapt rapidly to the continuing challenges of the pandemic.”
*) Any references to “disinfection” are referring generally to the reduction of pathogenic bioburden and are not intended to refer to any specific definition of the term as may be used for other purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.