ALSTEF will equip the Future Terminal 1 at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

In anticipation of the growth in traffic and to improve the quality of services, Aéroports de Lyon has started work to double the size of the terminals at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport.

As part of the construction of the Future Terminal 1, ALSTEF won the contract for the installation and maintenance of the baggage handling system.

This €14 million contract is the largest equipment contract awarded by Aéroports de Lyon for the Future Terminal 1, and one of the biggest-ever equipment contract in France over the last 2 years.

ALSTEF will be responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of all equipment related to baggage handling: check-in, baggage screening with Standard 3 machines, automatic baggage sorting at departures and baggage delivery at arrivals.

With this automated system, Aéroports de Lyon expects to achieve significant operational benefits, including improved efficiency for the operators (airlines, baggage handlers, ground assistance).

The work will be carried out in 2 phases:

  • In the current phase to 2016, the majority of the system will be installed: check-in, screening and automated baggage sorting to departure carousels, as well as arrival carousels in the Future Terminal 1,outside the automated sorter.
  • In 2017, the second phase will consist of installing additional check-in counters in the existing Terminal 1.  These will be linked to the baggage sorting system at the New Terminal 1.  A high-speed cross-belt automated sorter manufactured by SELEX will also be installed, marking the second collaboration of ALSTEF with SELEX after the Basel Mulhouse project.
This contract includes a 10-year operation and maintenance contract, not only for the baggage sorting system to be supplied for the Future Terminal 1, but also for all baggage sorting systems of the airport, including the “current” Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.  This contract, that will begin as early as January 2016, will require the creation of a local work team of more than 10 persons.

This association gave an opportunity for Aéroports de Lyon to ask ALSTEF to install two BAGXPress Lite machines for the automatic check-in of bags in Terminal 2.  These machines will be tested with two major airlines.

“These are a more compact version of the BAGXPress machines installed at Orly West. They make baggage check-in easier and faster”, said Pierre Marol.

BAGXPress lite, the latest design of automatic baggage drop-off in demonstration on ALSTEF Stand at the PASSENGER TERMINAL EXPO 2015 in Paris

BAGXPress lite® is the solution developed by ALSTEF to meet the requirements of airports operators and airlines for flexibility of check-in modes. The check-in desk is designed to allow the baggage drop-off to be processed by an agent at the counter or by the passengers themselves.

Depending on their needs, airlines will choose the assisted or self-service mode. Each BAGXPress lite® is generic and available for all the airlines. Its design is adaptable to existing counters for a simple and efficient operation.

The advantages of BAGXPress lite are the reliability and the availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a better management of resources dedicated to baggage check-in, space saved in check-in areas.

BAGXPress lite® is CUSS compliant. Additional functions like ID reader, payment terminal for extra weight and E. Services can be proposed.

ZAGREB Airport (Croatia)

ALSTEF has been awarded a contract for the design and installation of the Baggage Handling System at ZAGREB Airport, by BOUYGUES BATIMENT INTERNATIONAL CROATIA BRANCH .

BOUYGUES BATIMENT INTERNATIONAL CROATIA BRANCH is responsible for the construction of  a new terminal at Zagreb Airport, operated since 2013 by the consortium MZLZ formed by BOUYGUES BATIMENT INTERNATIONAL, Aéroports de Paris Management, TAV Airports, and a subsidiary of the World Bank.

The contract awarded to ALSTEF includes:

- the design and installation  of one additional check-in island, with a separate screening line within the existing terminal which recently became operational .

-the design and installation of a comprehensive Baggage Handling System including automated baggage handling, hold baggage screening and sorting of bags at arrivals and departures. Two new 15-desk check-in islands  (with the option of adding two others ), two “Standard 3” screening lines, an automatic sorter, and four baggage delivery lines.

The works will be completed over a 30 month period, in time for the opening of the new terminal in the last quarter of 2016.

ALSTEF’s BAGXpress lite: a Fast and Easy Bag Drop-Off Solution

The first 8 recently put into operation at Montreal-Trudeau Airport

ALSTEF expands its range of automatic bag drop-off solutions with BAGXpress lite. This simple and economical solution was designed by modifying baggage drop-off positions to integrate automated equipment. Depending on their needs, passengers can choose to complete the baggage check-in process in automatic mode using BAGXpress lite, or in manual mode using the conventional assisted drop-off positions that remain functional.

In automatic mode, passengers can check in their baggage easily and rapidly.

The full process is completed in only two steps.
Passengers check in at a self-service counter where they print their boarding pass and bag tag that they place on their baggage.  They can then head towards the BAGXpress lite location where they place their bag directly on the conveyor belt, or in a tray, and follow the instructions displayed on the screen. BAGXpress lite performs all the required controls: bag weighing and measuring, reading the bag tag, and association of baggage/boarding pass (via connection to the DCS). After the bag is validated, it is introduced into the baggage sorting system. The passenger can then move towards the boarding area.

ALSTEF has successfully installed BAGXpress lite at their Operation in the Trans-Border Terminal of Montreal Airport. Eight of the seventeen positions have been converted and each can be used by any passenger from any Airline. A first for this type of installation. Conceived, designed, and installed by Alstef these installations have been well received by the Airport Authority, the Airlines, and their passengers. (25% of passengers are now using this process).

ALSTEF has a solution for each Airport, depending on its configuration. ALSTEF will propose the best solution to replace traditional baggage check-in counters, to link automatic bag drop-off machines to an existing baggage sorting system or to implement BAGXpress in a new terminal.