Serving 25 million passengers annually
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.
Facts & Figures
- Contract date September 2008
- Operational date October 2009
- Limak-GMR JV as main contractor
- Vanderlande as BHS supplier
A maintenance contract for this airport was extended once again in June 2014 for 24/7 hotline support.
- 8,000 bags per hour
- 96 Check-in type A, 2 belt
- 1 Transfer line
- Level 1 machines (6x), level 3 (2x)
- level 5 (2x)
- OOG departures with conventional x-ray
- Automatic barcode readers
- 2 tilt tray loop sorters, 60 chutes
- 2 flat TRIPLANAR carousels
Out Of Gauge
- 4 Stand alone weighing scales, manual handling
- 6 tilted TRIPLANAR carousels
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