Leonardo, the baggage handling solutions specialist has been selected to upgrade the baggage-handling systems at 10 Spanish airports including: La Palma, Santiago-Rosalia de Castro, Valencia, Asturias, Bilbao, Jerez, Reus, Lanzarote, Internacional Region de Murcia and Sevilla.

The combined contracts covering the airports across mainland Spain and the Canary Islands is worth in excess of €35 million and in line with the agreement Leonard will be responsible for ensuring the systems meet the latest security standards. The upgrades will be delivered in partnership with Spanish construction firm, Cemosa.

In addition to replacing baggage transport components, electro mechanical, control, supervision and management equipment for baggage sorting, the project will also see baggage handling systems equipped with European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3-approved security technology, including x-ray and computed tomography (CT) scanners.
With the work expected to last less than two years, the 10 airports will be upgraded simultaneously with the continued operation of baggage management services guaranteed by Leonardo throughout the duration of the upgrade work.

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