This article discusses the advantages of a common use baggage system, and efforts directed at the installation of a common use hold baggage system at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The primary benefit of a common use system is that any check-in desk can reach any screening machine, which can reach any sortation point. In general, common use systems make better use of space, reduce the amount of equipment used, provide better redundancy, and with lower costs. The article gives an overview of the two-stage project at Montreal’s airport in which the separate baggage handling systems would be converted into a common use baggage system in the first phase, while phase two will involve the installation of a hold baggage screening system. The article also describes the new generation of sorters available that that use an induction synchronization system which accurately places luggage onto trays. In all, these new systems will help airports and airlines to help establish more efficient baggage handling procedures and increase throughput and reliability

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    • August/September 2005
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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Publication Date: 2005-8


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24-25
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  • Accession Number: 01005545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:59PM