Finmeccanica – Selex ES: contract award to provide a baggage handling system and maintenance services for Rome Fiumicino airport
Further successes for the baggage handling business of Finmeccanica – Selex ES which proves to be among the national and international main suppliers of airport special systems.
- The company will provide a complete Baggage Handling System for Rome Fiumicino Airport’s boarding area E- F
- Under a contract renewal, all the maintenance services of the baggage handling systems in Fiumicino airport will continue to be operated by Selex ES
Selex ES will develop for the Rome Fiumicino airport a complete baggage handling system to be installed in the airport’s new intercontinental and Schengen flights boarding area E- F.
The Leonardo da Vinci Rome Fiumicino airport is Italy’s largest airport, the eighth largest in Europe, serving over 38 million passengers in 2014.
Selex ES’s Multi-sorting Baggage Handling System (MBHS), designed and developed in Genoa, is at the heart of the boarding area E - F project. Based on cross–belt technology, the system consists of a series of carts, each equipped with an horizontal motorized belt for bidirectional loading, transport and sorting of the baggage to the assigned destination.
The system which includes two sorters for a total length of 960 metres, will be able to sort 6000 bags per hour. More than seven kilometres of conveyors along with eleven induction lines will guarantee the bags to their way to different destinations.
The Baggage Handling System will be supplied to the construction company Cimolai SpA, main contractor of Aeroporti di Roma (the Rome airports management company) and will be completed by 2016.
Selex ES has previously provided baggage sorting systems for Terminal 1 and Terminal 5 of the Rome Fiumicino airport and replaced the legacy system at boarding area D.
Another contract deals with the renewal of the contract with Aeroporti di Roma to provide management and maintenance services for all of the baggage handling systems at the Rome Fiumicino Airport for additional four years. The activity started in 2007 and includes over 100 permanent on-site staff (technicians and specialists) available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.