70MB programme equips Schiphol for the future
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has long been at the heart of Europe’s aviation industry.
However, growth has been higher than anticipated in recent times, and the airport has to balance this with other factors. By partnering with Vanderlande, Schiphol aims to safeguard its position for many decades to come.
A balancing act
One of Schiphol’s main challenges was to ensure that its capacity was sufficient for future growth. Alongside this, it wanted to reduce the cost per bag and mishandled bag rates, while improving the reliability of the overall system. Enhancing the working conditions for ground staff was another vital consideration.
To achieve its multiple aims and objectives, the separate baggage areas at Schiphol had to be seamlessly connected. The airport’s ambition was to develop a state-of-the-art system that provided improved baggage control, enhanced flexibility and offered in-built redundancy.