The new baggage handling system at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is the result of the close partnership between Vanderlande and the Limak-GMR joint venture.
As Vanderlande has delivered nearly all automated baggage systems at Turkish airports, it was a logical step for the Limak-GMR JV to continue the existing relationship for Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul. On 9 November 2009, exactly on the planned date, the new terminal at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport went into operation.
The new baggage handling system consists of a Departure system with 96 two belt check-in desks, one transfer line, a 5-level integrated screening concept, sorting of bags to two tilt tray loop sorters with 60 chutes and two make-up carousels as destination.
The Arrival part of the system consists of six tilted TRIPLANAR carousels. In total the system has about two kilometers of conveyors. With a capacity of 8,000 bags per hour, the system will be able to serve up to 25 million passengers annually. AII-in-all, it is a very sophisticated system and the largest in Turkey. The trust that was put in Vanderlande’s competence is reflected in continued cooperation and the basis for extended Operations and Maintenance activities. \
Any innovations and improvements to Vanderlande’s equipment are automatically available in new and existing systems worldwide, resulting in baggage handling systems that deliver the goods.
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