Having completed and commissioned the complete baggage sorting systems in Terminals B and C at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, baggage handling solutions provider Alstef has been selected to maintain and operate these two terminals for a 10-year period.

A team of 80 people is working across the two terminals to allow a 24/7 presence that will ensure the system’s operation as well as preventive and corrective maintenance of the equipment. Remote assistance and the implementation of a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) will also be in place.

The system is controlled using BagWare software developed by Alstef. Control teams can manage the allocation of the sorting chutes according to flights, automatic storages, the daily update of flight schedules and the treatment of the out-of-format baggage. Baggage tracking is ensured throughout the various screening stages (explosives, radiation, customs, prohibited items) which includes manual coding if needed and the ability to send baggage tot he reconciliation zone if its deemed suspicious.

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