Dallas Forth Worth introduces baggage handling technology

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 24, 2019 12:02

Dallas Forth Worth introduces baggage handling technology

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) has installed new technology in a bid to help its customers with more seamless transfers.

The airport has introduced Vanderlande’s autonomous vehicle solution entitled: Fleet, in the recheck area in Terminal D.

The first of its kind robotic system can handle nearly 450 bags per hour and is being tested with transfer passengers who arrive from international flights and connect through DFW, the airport says.

“DFW is testing the process to see how we might provide our customers with a more seamless journey using the award-winning technology within our current baggage infrastructure, and integrating automation for efficiency,” said Khaled Naja, DFW’s executive vice president of infrastructure and development. “As we go through the pilot program, DFW will evaluate this new technology and assess potential applications of robots and autonomous vehicles at different points within the Airport.”

“This particular application is both exciting and challenging for us, because Fleet will be working in a passenger area,” added Andrew Manship, Vanderlande’s executive vice president airports. “Vanderlande believes Fleet aligns with the airport’s vision, because they have a strong commitment to improving the passenger experience, as well as showcasing the latest innovations.”

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 24, 2019 12:02