Charlotte Douglas Airport streamlines security checkpoints with Vanderlande screening lanes

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To increase operational capacity and enhance the passenger experience Charlotte Douglas International Airport in the US undertook a $600 million terminal expansion project in 2019. The project includes the consolidation of the airport’s five security checkpoints into three high-efficiency checkpoints, all equipped with Vanderlande’s Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs) to increase throughput and enhance security.

Featuring the latest technology and powered by Vanderlande’s premium remote screening software, the ASLs will allow the airport to centralise its screening operations to further improve operational efficiency.

The modular design of the lanes also eases the transition from AT X-rays to CT technology.

“We are proud to support Charlotte Douglas International Airport in its terminal expansion  project,” said Andrew Manship, Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President in Airports and Board Member. “We are looking forward to building on this new collaborative relationship which will help the airport reach its objectives, as well as provide a seamless screening experience to its passengers.”

Vanderlande unveils new self-service solution for security checkpoints

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Vanderlande, specialists in future-proof logistic process automation in airports has introduced its new self-service solution for airport security checkpoints.

Contributing to the seamless and contactless experience and helping to enhance safety at the checkpoint, the innovative solution allows passengers to move through the divestment process without the assistance of an agent. With self-service applications now common in airports around the world, security checkpoints are the one area lacking in self-service options and are instead often heavily reliant on constant interactions between agents and passengers.

Vanderlande’s PAX Divest Assistant has been developed to address exactly this challenge of limiting physical contact while factoring in resource limitations. With this new concept agents are located remotely and can connect to passengers in need of assistance via video calls. This capability delivers increased flexibility to airports while providing staff with a safer and more pleasant working environment.

“Vanderlande sees a future in which security screening is a seamless process and passengers can enjoy a stress-free journey through the checkpoint,” said Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President, Andrew Manship. “We believe that the launch of this new solution is the next step towards achieving this vision, moving towards a situation where efficiency and the passenger experience go hand in hand.”

Vanderlande unveils innovative security screening solution

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In response to the global airport requirement for increased checkpoint capacity Vanderlande has launched an innovative airport passenger checkpoint solution – PAX MX2  – that factors in space and human resource limitations within an airport.

The dual-lane screening concept has been designed to help airport operators optimise their equipment and CAPEX, in an environment where new and advanced technologies, such as CT screening, are increasingly being deployed in checkpoint areas.

PAX-MX2 delivers the efficiency of two conventional automated screening lanes of the same length by allowing passengers to divest and collect their belongings on either side of the screening machine. By increasing the throughput in these areas, the system allows for the CT scanner to work at full capacity while using minimal floor space and allowing for a more efficient use of staff.

“Airports are continually looking for ways to reduce their expenditure, increase their return on investment, and guarantee a positive passenger experience,” said Andrew Manship, Vanderlande’s Executive VP Airports and Board Member. “This is especially true in these challenging times. However, we’re confident that PAX MX2 will allow us to offer additional support to our customers and partners, helping them to achieve their goals and make their checkpoints future-proof.”

A prototype of the PAX MX2 is already showing promising results at Vanderlande’s facility in Santepdor, Spain where it has been deployed. Designed to be integrated with the PAX Multiplex screening software, the solution is expected to reach a throughput of up to 400 passengers per hour.

Vanderlande steps up support for airport industry

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In response to the impact that global coronavirus pandemic is having on air travel, Vanderlande, which specialises in baggage handling and value-added logistic process automation for airports, is offering its expertise for 360° disinfecting systems for hold baggage freely to the the global airport community.

Acknowledging the industry’s common goal – to restore confidence in the health and safety of air travel – Vanderlande has been actively engaged in the research and development of baggage disinfection systems. In doing so it has analysed the processes surrounding the passenger and baggage journeys through an airport and concludes that an effective solution cannot be solely dependent on one specific technology.

“We believe it is crucial to work partnership with our customers and the airport industry at large to restore passenger confidence in travel,” said Andrew Manship, Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President Airports and Board Member. The company plans to release specifications for 360° disinfecting systems for hold baggage based on research conducted in North America. These specifications will be offered freely to the industry in order to support airports and airlines as they adapt to post COVID-19 operations.

“This sector has endured one of the biggest impacts of the coronavirus crisis, and we believe that the sharing of information and working closely together are the key to our market being able to adapt rapidly to the continuing challenges of the pandemic,” Manship added.