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.