Kuala Lumpur Airport installs self-bag-drop solution
The ground handler of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB) has commissioned German provider Materna IPS to provide a self-bag-drop (SBD) solution.
With the Materna IPS system Flex.Go, the airport has chosen a baggage conveyor system for their passengers. The Flex.Go kiosks are equipped with an integrated camera system for automatic conveyability checks and tub detection. According to the company, the solution’s high degree of accuracy enables it to measure and use the shape and dimensions of baggage for volume control and classification.
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HOK and Hensel Phelps to modernize Seattle-Tacoma Airport
HOK and general contractor Hensel Phelps, in partnership with Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle, will lead the modernization of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s north main terminal.
Known as the SEA Gateway Project, the development is intended to rejuvenate the 40-year-old check-in lobby and existing promenade. An expansion of the security checkpoint will accelerate processing, and upgrades to the baggage handling system will improve speed and reliability. The partners also assert that their electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural elements will also improve the airport’s functionality and passenger convenience.
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Julie Wienberg joins Perkins&Will
Aviation architect Julie Wienberg has joined architecture and design firm Perkins&Will to oversee airport planning and design services.
Wienberg, who is based in Perkins&Will’s Denver studio, brings 26 years of experience in the planning, design and management of complex aviation and transportation projects across the country, including the development, integration and delivery of new terminals, concourses and expansions. She has served as lead architect and technical advisor, with responsibilities ranging from project development and procurement to project management and stakeholder dialog facilitation.
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Honeywell unveils updated suite of solutions for airport safety
Honeywell has launched an updated suite of airside solutions, boasting enhancements in its gate, turnaround and airfield lighting portfolios, including the Honeywell Navitas Smart Visual Docking system.
The expanded range of solutions includes the Smart Visual Docking system; Turnaround Manager; Single Lamp Control and Monitoring System (ASDv5 SVL); and Loop Sensor. The Smart Visual Docking system incorporates technologies such as sensor data fusion using AI/ML-based video and lidar, multi-color ramp information display, obstacle detection and wingtip collision prevention, all-gate layouts, all-weather capability, low to no maintenance and robust cybersecurity features.
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Delta’s West Headhouse and check-in and ticketing lobby opens at LAX
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Delta have opened the airline’s new West Headhouse and Delta One Check-in and Ticketing Lobby at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)’s Terminal 3.
The West Headhouse, which features self-service kiosks for passengers to drop their bags and print boarding passes, provides another entry point to check-in and get to security. At the Delta One check-in area, located on the lower arrivals level of Terminal 3, Delta One customers can access a private TSA screening lane and direct access to the Delta Sky Club.
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Hamburg Airport implements Amadeus cloud technology
Hamburg Airport in Germany has implemented Amadeus’s integrated airport cloud solution Amadeus Flow to manage passenger services end-to-end.
Amadeus Flow has been designed to provide a flexible approach to passenger services technology. By moving more than 200 workstations to the cloud with Amadeus Cloud Use Service (ACUS), ground handling agents are will be able to easily and reliably access any airline system they need at key service points like check-in, boarding, and lost and found desks.
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Regina and Waterloo Airports implement SITA’s check-in and self-bag drop technology
Regina International and Region of Waterloo International airports in Canada will implement SITA’s check-in and self-bag drop technology to create a faster and easier travel experience.
SITA’s common-use check-in systems, including SITA’s new-generation TS6 kiosk, will be deployed by summer 2023 at both airports. These touchpoints have been designed to streamline check-in processes through a combination of workstations for airline staff and self-service TS6 kiosks for passengers. Waterloo Airport will additionally receive two self-service bag-drop stations, developed in partnership with baggage handling company Alstef Group, speeding up the checking in of baggage for passengers.
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Zurich Airport presents live demonstrations of confectionery creation
Swiss confectionery company Ricola staged a series of live demonstrations of how its herbal sweets are made at Zurich Airport, in partnership with Dufry and the airport operator.
The demonstrations took place on four consecutive weekends and were held airside on Level 1, in front of Dufry’s main duty-free store, as part of the location’s ‘Best of Switzerland’ campaign. In addition to observing the hand-made production methods, travelers were invited to sample the Ricola portfolio.
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