The evolution of baggage handling methods and equipment is discussed, and representative handling equipment, currently in use is classified, and its technical characteristics are outlined, and evaluated. A methodology for selecting a baggage handling system is presented and examples of applications to various airport concepts and classifications are described. Based upon the general conclusion of the study that improvements are needed in the present methods of baggage handling throughout the transportation industry, recommendations are included toward this end. The general recommendation is that a common baggage handling system for high-density airports be designed, installed at a government-selected airport, and tested and evaluated. Specific conclusions concerning optimum baggage systems for three levels of airport volume are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons (Ralph M) Company

    617 West Seventh Street
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90017
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-00062-B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM